Skip to comments.VIDEO: 2,000-year-old Roman body found in West Sussex
Posted on 07/27/2008 10:45:30 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
The skeleton is believed to have been a warrior who died around the time of the Roman invasion of England in AD43. He is likely to have been a prince or rich person of some status because of the quantity and quality of goods found with his remains...
"There is no comparision for this metalwork that we know of," said Dr Fox. "It might well be unique. It's a very intricate piece of work for its time. "Professor Barry Cunliffe, the professor of European archaelogy at Oxford University, visited the site when he was in Chichester and said he knew of nothing like this metalwork. The provisional date of the burial from the associated pottery indicates that it took place either at the end of the Late Iron Age or just into the Roman period, perhaps around 40-60AD. The Iron Age people of this age were in essence pro-Roman and the Emperor Claudius launched an invasion, initially, to restore the local king Verica to his throne. The deceased may have been one of the local ruling caste, proud to be buried with his Roman goods."
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I didn’t do it, I’ve never been to England.
Let me guess. He had a stab wound.
:’) I think you’ll have a bright future in archaeology.
Yeah, probably they should have said “Roman-era”.
nice pic at this update topic:
Ancient grave found on Bognor new homes site[UK]
The Argos | 28 July 2008 | Sam Underwood
Posted on 07/28/2008 9:00:54 AM PDT by BGHater
THanks! I just pinged myself to the GGG threads and told them that I would let them know same...they also know that you went to Poulton (Mike’s site) last year and loved it...