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    Iron Age FRIDGE that would have kept dairy and meat products fresh 2,000 years ago is discovered on Scotland’s Isle of Lewis

    A 2,000-year-old underground fridge has been discovered by accident on a Scottish Island.
    The 20-foot (six-metre) long Iron Age chamber, thought to be used around 350BC, was discovered during construction work for a new house being built in Ness on the Isle of Lewis.
    Experts believe it could have been used for storage, such as dairy and meat products, or for wood used for heating.
    Local archaeologists Chris and Rachel Barrowman have been recording the souterrain, which Dr Barrowman says is a rare find for Ness. 
    ‘The digger driver found it while stripping back foundations for a house that’s going to be built’, he said.
    ‘He just saw this big void in front of him, about a metre deep, that extended like a long passageway.
    ‘He called me and asked me to come and have a look and I recognised immediately that it was a souterrain – it’s about three feet below the ground’, he said. 
    The chamber is from the middle of the Iron Age and has a typical shape – a narrow passageway and stonewalling.

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