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Mystery surrounds rare Roman tombstone

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New research has revealed that the stone's inscription does not relate to the person buried beneath it.

Discovered earlier this year during an archaeological dig in Cirencester, England, the 1,800-year-old Roman tombstone bears the inscription "D. M. BODICACIA CONIUNX VIXIT ANNO S XXVII", which is thought to mean "To the shades of the underworld, Bodicacia, spouse, lived 27 years. "

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Leonardo

Why presume a 'spouse' had to be of the opposite sex?

Maybe 'Bodicacia' was transsexual?

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odiesbsc

Why presume a 'spouse' had to be of the opposite sex?

Maybe 'Bodicacia' was transsexual?

Or perhaps a woman.

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pallidin

Good points. "Spouse" is not gender specific.

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TheSpoonyOne

I'm not understanding what the mystery is? "Spouse" in English means either husband or wife. It stems from "Spondere" which in Latin apparently means "betroth", so unless the word in Latin on this epitaph had a female specific conotation, I don't see what the question is? Unless the archaeologists are erroneously thinking "spouse" is female specific? One of those words people often assume means one thing when it actually means something more?

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ShadowSot

Ir it cod be editorialized to get you to read the article.

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Aftermath

This article is stupid.

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Robert1

This article is stupid.

I agree. It does seem quite pointless.

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Zalmoxis

It may not be true. If the tombstone is genuine then perhaps they buried the wrong bloak.

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