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Five skeletons found at Roman villa in England


Five skeletons have been unearthed at a late-Roman Villa in north Dorset.

It’s thought the remains, which date back to the mid-4th century, could belong to three generations of the same family who owned the villa.

The skeletons of two adult males, two adult females and one elderly female were discovered at the farm, which is currently being excavated as part of the Durotriges Big Dig project.

Miles Russell, senior lecturer in archaeology at Bournemouth University and one of the archaeologists leading the dig, said: “The discovery is of great significance as it is the only time where evidence of a villa and the villa’s occupants have been found in the same location in Britain.

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Story: Gayle McDonald, Daily Echo| Photo: Daily Echo

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