Roman cemetery discovered in the South of England

Roman cemetery discovered in the South of England

13 January 2020, 23:06
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In the city of Somerton (England), builders discovered an ancient Roman cemetery. Burials date back to 43-410 ad. The burial at the site of the future school housed the remains of more than 50 people: adults and children. After studying the inventory that was in the graves (coins, jewelry, ceramics, bone products), scientists have determined that among the people buried here, many were rich. Rectangular graves are lined with stone quarried nearby, many of them covered with flat slabs.

The area around Somerton was settled before the Roman Empire. Many finds are fragments of fences, the remains of small structures, and other artifacts. Permanent settlements begin to emerge with the arrival of Roman colonists.

Roman cemeteries in Somerton were found repeatedly. Six graves were studied at the end of the XIX century, and two more were excavated in the 50s of the XX century. However, archaeologists were not able to accurately date the finds at that time. As for the new find, historians believe that the remains of people belonged to the inhabitants of the estate, which is now looking for in the district.
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