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Roman burial urns examined by CT scanners

Researchers have used CT scanners to examine the contents of five Roman burial urns found at a housing development in Hertfordshire, England.

“Two of the urns contained bones which could be human. An osteoarchaeologist will now examine the bones and help provide even more detail.”

Using the CT images to guide them, the conservators have detailed the contents of the urns and made the finds stable.

Once the cremations have been removed from the urns, the bones will be cleaned and dried under laboratory conditions.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: BMI The Bath Clinic

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