Remains of Goth mercenary found in England

Published on October 9th, 2009 | by Admin


The possible remains of a Goth mercenary in the Roman Army, dating back to 400 A.D. have been excavated in Gloucester, England.

The man, aged 25 to 30, who was dug up north of Kingsholm Square in 1972, had always baffled archaeologists.

His elaborate silver belt fittings, shoe buckles and inlaid knife were believed to be from an area between the Balkans and Southern Russia.

Chemical tests now prove he was from east of the River Danube.

This has led historians to suggest he was a Goth mercenary in the Roman Army.

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