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Early Roman burials found in England

Some of the earliest Roman burial sites found in England have been uncovered in Cirencester.

Archaeologists said they were particularly excited by the discovery of a child’s grave containing a pottery flagon, which could date to the early Roman period, between 70 AD and 120 AD.

They said if the burial could be dated to this time, it could “challenge the current belief amongst archaeologists” that inhumation burials were not common practice until the later Roman period.

“Whilst we are being cautious, we can’t underestimate the potential significance this discovery could have for archaeologists in Britain,” said Mr Holbrook.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: BBC News

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