Archaeologists find graves of high-status Romans in Somerset

Started by gash, January 09, 2020, 10:04:51 pm

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The resting places of more than 50 adults and children have been found in an unusual Roman cemetery unearthed during building work for a new school in Somerset.

Archaeologists say the discovery at Somerton, near Glastonbury, sheds significant light on life and death in the south-west of Britain after the Roman invasion.

Some of the people buried in the Romano-British cemetery were clearly of high status, with the position of one woman's skull indicating her head was initially resting on a pillow.

Tiny nails were also found at the foot of the graves, suggesting most of the people were buried wearing hobnail boots.

Full article here :  https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jan/07/archaeologists-discover-graves-high-status-romans-somerton-somerset?fbclid=IwAR250eJ-PwrXxInkmI0n55I5V-BdpcfmJZG5te2DDcpjE_ZBnGSmVpbiMUk
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