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Early Roman settlement found in England

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In East Yorkshire (England), the remains of the early Roman settlement were found. Interestingly, only ruins from the 3rd to 4th century CE have been discovered in this region until now.

East Yorkshire attracted the attention of archaeologists in 2015, when treasure hunters came across a real treasure – 18 silver Roman coins from the time of Vespasian (69-79 CE).

This year, an excavation group was launched, which also included a local community and history enthusiasts. Within two weeks, traces of the city center were found – holes in the ground on piles, trenches under foundations, stone walls. According to the researchers, there is evidence that there are at least two Roman villas here. Numerous tesserae from Roman mosaics were also discovered, which clearly confirms that the houses belonged to the upper classes. Pottery fragments (amphorae, decorated bowls) were also extracted from the ground. Amphoras could be used to transport oil and wine from the Mediterranean area.

Also there were found bones of newborn, which were placed in a grave. Burial of children near homes was an often practice among Romans, despite the fact that adults were buried outside of cities.


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