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15 March 2023, 23:12

Lead coffin with the remains of the Roman aristocracy: what did archaeologists find in West Yorkshire?

Lead coffin with the remains of the Roman aristocracy: what did archaeologists find in West Yorkshire?
What could be a particularly old burial? But burial is different from burial. Scientists come to a similar conclusion, each time discovering something unusual. Here's how in this case.

In a small town near Leeds in West Yorkshire, the remains of a woman who had a high social status in the past were found. And according to scientists, the age of this burial is about 1600 years.

The remains were found in a lead sarcophagus, on the territory of an ancient cemetery, the location of which archaeologists preferred not to spread. In their opinion, they belonged to the late Roman and early Saxon eras.
But not only this surprised scientists. After all, near the remains of a woman, the remains of about 60 more men, women and children were found.

The combination of eras is at least surprising. Two communities, one and the same place of burial. And in itself, the presence of a lead coffin is an incredible rarity.
The final dating of the find will help carbon and chemical analyzes. In their opinion, this will help to study in detail the life of these people and their origin.

Source: theguardian.com

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