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Roman Burials in Colchester

A very interesting find and explanation by the author on Roman Burials in Colchester: Sometimes, when we discover burials through archaeological excavation we don’t find markers or above ground indicators that the burial was located there. The cemetery is found because of construction, agriculture, aerial survey, surveying or other methods. For example, a historic cemetery […]

Remarkable ringfenced burials from Roman Colchester

A recently-completed cemetery excavation close to Colchester’s Roman circus has revealed that some of Camulodunum’s citizens marked their grave plots with ditches and wooden fences. It had previously been speculated that, during the Roman period, those unable to afford stone monuments might have used wooden markers or mounds of earth to distinguish individual burials. Now […]

Paleopathologist finds gigantism in third century Roman skeleton

Gigantism in Roman skeleton (Phys.org)—Paleopathologist Simona Minozzi and her team working at the University of Pisa, have published a paper in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism describing the skeletal remains of a Roman man from the third century that was first partially unearthed in 1991 in Italy. It is believed the man had gigantism, a metabolic […]

Paleopathologist finds gigantism in third century Roman skeleton

Gigantism in Roman skeleton (Phys.org)—Paleopathologist Simona Minozzi and her team working at the University of Pisa, have published a paper in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism describing the skeletal remains of a Roman man from the third century that was first partially unearthed in 1991 in Italy. It is believed the man had gigantism, a […]

Water mains work unearths Roman grave in Somerset

A Roman grave containing several human burials has been found during work on a new water mains in Somerset. The finds were made by archaeologists during the laying of a four-mile (7km) long mains between Banwell and Hutton. Among the skeletons, which have been exhumed for further study, there was one in a partially-preserved coffin. […]

Cirencester Roman grave is ‘history changing’

Roman graves in Cirencester Excavations in Cirencester have unearthed one of the earliest burial sites ever found in Roman Britain. The dig at the former Bridges Garage on Tetbury Road has uncovered over 40 burials and four cremations. Experts say it is the largest archaeological find in the town since the 1970s. Neil Holbrook, chief executive […]

Ancient Roman Giant Found—Oldest Complete Skeleton With Gigantism

Ancient Roman Giant Found—Oldest Complete Skeleton With Gigantism Christine Dell’Amore It’s no tall tale—the first complete ancient skeleton of a person with gigantism has been discovered near Rome, a new study says. At 6 feet, 8 inches (202 centimeters) tall, the man would have been a giant in third-century A.D. Rome, where men averaged about […]

A Scordisci Burial From Serbia

THE WARRIOR AND HIS WIFE – A Scordisci Burial From Serbia « balkancelts Mac Congail A recently published Celtic warrior burial from Sremska Mitrovica in Serbia has shed new light on the Scordisci tribes who inhabited large areas of today’s Serbia and northern/western Bulgaria in the late Iron Age. The burial, which was disturbed by […]

Baby grave found by builders

Baby grave found by builders – General News – Austrian Independent Online News – English Newspaper Builders digging up land for a bypass at Schützen am Gebirge in Burgenland have unearthed a child’s grave dating back to Roman times. Archeologists say that the tiny grave surrounded by heavy stones had been undisturbed until it was […]

Cat discovers 2,000-year-old Roman catacomb

Cat discovers 2,000-year-old Roman catacomb | World news | guardian.co.uk DGJ_0714 – Catacombs of St. Domitilla (Photo credit: archer10 (Dennis)) Rome may not exactly be short of catacombs, but one discovered this week is more deserving of the name than the city’s countless other subterranean burial chambers. For Mirko Curti stumbled into a 2,000-year-old tomb […]

Silbury Hill

Silbury Hill:  Silbury Hill; what can one make of this great lump of earth standing out like a chameleon’s eye ball in the southern English countryside? What are the facts?  It is around 4,750 years old and has been knocked about so much that it was in danger of falling into itself until English Heritage […]