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London Dig Uncovers Roman-Era Skulls: Subway tunnelers uncover first-century skulls of Londoners.
National Geographic ^ | October 4, 2013 | Roff Smith

Posted on 10/05/2013 2:00:16 PM PDT by EveningStar

Tunnelers expanding London's Underground (Tube) stations have stumbled on a cache of more than two dozen Roman-era skulls. The skulls likely date from the first century A.D. and may possibly—just possibly—be victims of the famed Queen Boudicca's troops, decapitated during her uprising against Roman rule in 61 A.D.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.nationalgeographic.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: ancientautopsies; godsgravesglyphs; london; roman; romanempire; romans; skulls; subway; tube; tunnel; underground; unitedkingdom

1 posted on 10/05/2013 2:00:16 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: SunkenCiv

ping


2 posted on 10/05/2013 2:00:46 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
the famed Queen Boudicca's troops, decapitated during her uprising against Roman rule in 61 A.D

My Celtic ancestors were oppressed by the Romans. I still weep for our murdered queen, Boudicca. I WANT REPARATIONS FROM THE D@MN ITALIANS. How long will this injustice go on?

3 posted on 10/05/2013 2:16:08 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (You can keep your doctor - if you lock him in your basement.)
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To: EveningStar

Seems that the good queen objected to her daughters being raped by the tyrant oppressors. Might be a good precedent.


4 posted on 10/05/2013 2:36:23 PM PDT by strongbow
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To: EveningStar; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

Thanks EveningStar.

5 posted on 10/05/2013 2:51:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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...victims of the famed Queen Boudicca's troops...
Yeah, troops, right... she led thousands of untrained tribesmen/tribeswomen to commit acts of mass murder, then into a battle where they had massive numerical superiority over the remnant Roman army in Britain, where they were nevertheless annihilated. After that, the surviving Iceni were systematically hunted down and/or rounded up and ceased to exist. Nice going! Like other modern Euro states, the historical events are rendered into quasi-historical fiction in order to serve the needs of national myth.


6 posted on 10/05/2013 2:57:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: EveningStar
I know where this is going.


7 posted on 10/05/2013 3:11:46 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Yes. The true nature of the skulls lies beyond this galaxy.


8 posted on 10/05/2013 3:15:12 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy; JimSEA; Salamander



And then.....


9 posted on 10/05/2013 3:24:49 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Hardastarboard

“My Celtic ancestors were oppressed by the Romans. I still weep for our murdered queen, Boudicca. I WANT REPARATIONS FROM THE D@MN ITALIANS. How long will this injustice go on?”

My ancestor were held in slavery by black Egyptians for over 400 years and it took numerous acts of God to gain their freedom.


10 posted on 10/05/2013 4:27:42 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Hardastarboard

Yeah, and that danged Hadrian built a wall that stopped my ancestors from their primary source of income, pillaging northern England!! I want reparations too!!


11 posted on 10/05/2013 4:28:28 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: EveningStar
They'd better hope some skulls are all they find.


12 posted on 10/05/2013 4:48:41 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: SunkenCiv

You are kind of doing the Iceni down a bit there, they managed to ambush and annihilate an entire Roman Legion near Colchester during the revolt, which was quite an achievement in those days.


13 posted on 10/05/2013 4:55:14 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Some scholars say these skulls are early victims of socialized medicine in England.


14 posted on 10/05/2013 5:25:38 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: Hardastarboard
My Celtic ancestors were oppressed by the Romans. I still weep for our murdered queen, Boudicca. I WANT REPARATIONS FROM THE D@MN ITALIANS. How long will this injustice go on?

The Goths and the Visi Goths beat you to it.

15 posted on 10/05/2013 5:32:15 PM PDT by MrsEmmaPeel (a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: MrsEmmaPeel

Clever!


16 posted on 10/05/2013 5:47:36 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (You can keep your doctor - if you lock him in your basement.)
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To: Hardastarboard
"oppressed by the Romans"

Get in line. My ancestors, the Slavs, were taken as slaves (where they got the word slave from) by the Romans. I demand an apology and restitution. I will accept nothing less than full-grown, young clones of Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida. Maybe Luciana Palazzi as well. I'm also part Irish and will accept ownership of the Guinness Brewery as restitution.

17 posted on 10/05/2013 6:31:03 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2

Most slavs (and many other Christian inhabitants of Europe) were taken as salves by Muslim hordes of one type or another but mainly Turks.


18 posted on 10/06/2013 5:54:50 PM PDT by eleni121 ("All Along the Watchtower" Book of Isaiah, Chapter 21, verses 5-9)
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To: EveningStar

They’re still waiting for that last train home.


19 posted on 10/07/2013 5:10:51 PM PDT by Redcitizen (.)
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To: driftless2

Ooops, I dropped the towel.

20 posted on 10/08/2013 2:54:34 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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