Thursday, March 15, 2012

Burial urns dating back to Roman conquest discovered on housing site

Experts from Wiltshire Council have been unlocking the secrets in five Roman burial urns which have been discovered at a housing development in Hertfordshire.

Kelly Abbott, contract conservator with the Wiltshire Council Conservation Service, said the dusting away of years of history from the urns has uncovered bones which could be human.

The five ancient burial urns dating back to the Roman conquest were found at the site of Linden Homes’ King Harry Lane development in St Albans.

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