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.