Buried Village, vintage bottles

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Taken at the Buried Village, in the early hours of June 10th 1886, Mt Tarawera erupted and buried the village of Te Wairoa. There has been, over the years, alot of archealogical digs and these bottles are just some that were found.


nanakiwi - Oct 17, 2008 05:44 AM EDT
TY for your comments. The Buried village has changed alot and nowdays much of the excavated sites are under cover to protect them from the elements. The walkway is much improved. A lot of the items have been brought inside to a museum that you walk through before doing the walk.
Lesley - Oct 16, 2008 03:29 PM EDT
I havent been to the Buried Village for many years, but it was a very eerie place to be. Nice photo of the bottles.
shutterbug - Oct 05, 2008 06:36 AM EDT
I have many,many bottles and canning jars and some are very old others are just for thier interesting shapes and colors. Probably when im gone they will all be thrown out and used for landfill.LOL Carol
nanakiwi - Oct 04, 2008 11:24 PM EDT
These bottles were often on open display but nowdays even NZ has been caught up in the 'think I might have that' syndrome. The lighting they were displayed under really accentuated them as well. Thank you for your comments and do you still collect bottles and do you have any unusual ones. I know my sons tried to collect them years ago but we ran out of room in the house then stupidly I threw them out when they had run out of interest in collecting and now the bottles are under about 35ft of dirt never to see the light of day again.
shutterbug - Jun 22, 2008 05:53 AM EDT
How very interesting,I collect and used to love to go digging for old bottles. Carol

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