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20 Roman skulls found in London

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20 Roman skulls, believes to have been washed down one of London’s “lost” rivers, have been found during Crossrail construction.

Though they have yet to be forensically dated, Nicholas Elsden from the Museum of London Archaeology said they were likely to be from the 3rd to 4th Centuries AD, as that was when Romans buried their citizens as opposed to cremating them.

“It’s relatively unusual to find so many concentrated [in one area] when you’re not in a graveyard. We’re 100 yards outside the Roman city walls.”

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Story: Melissa Hogenboom, BBC News | Photo: BBC News

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