Two Roman skeletons unearthed in English garden

Published on June 11th, 2009 | by Admin


The remains of two skeletons from when the Romans ruled Britain have been found in Mowmacre, England, when residents of the home were digging a pond.

Experts from the city council and the University of Leicester have inspected the grave’s contents and believe it could be part of a cemetery, probably serving the area which is now Birstall.

Leg bones and a skull were found more than a week ago. Further excavation last week uncovered a complete human skeleton below them.

The pottery vessels found with the bodies – two small egg cup-sized vessels – are typical of the third century items and helped archaeologists date the burials.

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