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Graves of high-status Romans found

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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.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jan/07/archaeologists-discover-graves-high-status-romans-somerton-somerset

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-51018178

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Manwon Lender
4 hours ago, Still Waters said:

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.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jan/07/archaeologists-discover-graves-high-status-romans-somerton-somerset

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-51018178

It's amazing the discoveries that keep coming out of the UK, the Island of Britain is really nothing but a museum waiting for someone to open the next door.

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