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4th-century Roman burial found in Budapest

A Roman grave dating to the last period of Roman rule has been found in Hungary.

Archaeologist Gabor Lassanyi told that the grave had been dated based on a bone comb it contained.

The comb, made with three components fastened together by way of small iron thuds and decorated with geometric motifs, was similar to objects made by barbarian tribes on the area of today’s eastern Hungary, and which only became fashionable in Pannonia during the last decades of the era, according to Lassanyi.

Acquincum, the most prominent Roman city of the province in today’s District 3 of Budapest, was gradually abandoned during the first half of the 5th century.

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