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Two Roman skeletons unearthed in English garden

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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