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Five skeletons that could change Roman history

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Five skeletons that could change Roman history
Five skeletons that could change Roman history

Roman history as we know it may change with the discovery made in 2015 in Britain. A new archaeological find from Durotriges in Dorset can provide a wealth of information about the life of Britain’s provincial late Roman elite. The skeletons owe their uniqueness to the fact that they are located right next to a Roman villa. Most likely, these are the remains of its owners or residents – thus, for the first time in Britain, the remains of villa owners were found near the building itself.

The five skeletons mentioned are: 2 adult males, 2 adult females, and an elderly female. Scientists believe that it is a three-generation family that used to live in a villa. The bones are believed to date from the mid-4th century CE and can shed new light on the last period of the so-called the “golden age” of Roman Britain.

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