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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