Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Decapitated body unearthed at housing development

A decapitated body has been pulled out of the ground at a small housing development in Wanborough. 

The building site at Stanley Close, Wanborough, where the skeleton was found [Credit: Swindon Advertiser]

 The skeleton, which was buried in a shallow grave, is thought to date back around 1,700 years, at a time when a Roman farming settlement occupied the area. 

Archaeologists believe the person would likely have been a criminal, executed and dumped just outside of the town.

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