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Doubt cast on dead Roman brothel babies

Last year I posted a story about how Romans killed unwanted babies born at a brothel, burying them on the grounds. Now, doubt has been cast onto whether it really was a brothel.

“My main concern with the brothel theory is that it’s just too far away from any major population centres. I’m just not convinced,” he said.

He has put together an exhibition of other objects from the villa excavation that could point to the villa having associations with a series of mother goddess cults from around the world.

“There are a few significant religious objects from the site that indicate possible connections with a mother goddess cult,” he explained.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: BBC News

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