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Is Boudicca buried underneath a car park ?

By T.K. Randall
April 1, 2013 · Comment icon 20 comments



Image Credit: John Opie
The warrior queen's final resting place is unknown, but archaeologists are confident they can find it.
The discovery of Richard III's remains underneath a council car park has spurred on interest in archaeology across Britain, leading to further investigations aimed at locating the graves of other famous historical figures whose remains have been lost in the mists of time. The warrior queen Boudicca is one such figure, in around AD 61 she lead an uprising against the occupying Roman forces and destroyed Colchester, the former Trinovantian capital.

With a greatly renewed interest in archaeology and historical research in the UK it's likely to be only a matter of time before someone manages to figure out where Boudicca was buried. "It's one of the few fields where anyone can make a significant contribution with almost no background," said Dr Mike Heyworth, director of the Council for British Archaeology.[!gad]The discovery of Richard III's remains underneath a council car park has spurred on interest in archaeology across Britain, leading to further investigations aimed at locating the graves of other famous historical figures whose remains have been lost in the mists of time. The warrior queen Boudicca is one such figure, in around AD 61 she lead an uprising against the occupying Roman forces and destroyed Colchester, the former Trinovantian capital.

With a greatly renewed interest in archaeology and historical research in the UK it's likely to be only a matter of time before someone manages to figure out where Boudicca was buried. "It's one of the few fields where anyone can make a significant contribution with almost no background," said Dr Mike Heyworth, director of the Council for British Archaeology.
It could be the year of great discoveries. Just weeks after remains found under a car park were confirmed as Richard III and archaeologists have reportedly stumbled on Alfred the Great, now the hunt is on to find Boudicca.


Source: Daily Mail | Comments (20)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #11 Posted by Professor Buzzkill 10 years ago
I have always considered Boudica a fierce but hopeless military leader. She out numbered the Romans by at least 10 to 1 (some claim 23 to 1) in her final battle, but charged the heavily armored legions head on with very lightly armed/armored troops, leading to a total route. Anyone could see that would be a recipe for disaster. Maybe she couldn't control her very large army to prevent a head on assualt? If she was trying to end the battle early then a full charge with her chariots would have been more likely to break the defensive lines, but why not surround and starve the enemy?
Comment icon #12 Posted by pitchp 10 years ago
who cares
Comment icon #13 Posted by Lady Kasey 10 years ago
who cares Plenty of people do, obviously.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Darkwind 10 years ago
That is a strange looking McDonald's. If they do find something under there is McD's going to let anyone excavate under their building? I don't think, so. Let m'Lady rest in peace.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Lord Vetinari 10 years ago
That is a strange looking McDonald's. If they do find something under there is McD's going to let anyone excavate under their building? I don't think, so. Let m'Lady rest in peace. it is, isn't it? Rather Art Deco. I wonder what it was originally? Perhaps a 1930s roadside restaurant or something.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Eldorado 10 years ago
Tannoy Announcer: The next Queen at platform eight, or nine or maybe even ten, will be arriving approximately 2,000 years late.
Comment icon #17 Posted by moonshadow60 10 years ago
I suppose it is novel to find the resting places of so many historic figures, but is it really necessary to dig up their earthly remains to "study" the heck out of them, especially if they are not respectfully placed back into the ground for a peaceful eternal rest? It seems like an awful invasion of privacy for the sake of "science." If Boudicca is buried under McDonald's, she should be allowed to stay there.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Erowin 10 years ago
One day, all our graves will be under a McDonalds. Thus is the circle of life completed.
Comment icon #19 Posted by SkepticalB 10 years ago
One must wonder why McD's are drawn to graves...why the dead bodies? OH MY GOD THE MCRIBS! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Comment icon #20 Posted by Rogue Suga 10 years ago
This thread smells a bit off since page 2


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