Romano British Tombstone found in Cirencester, Gloucestserthire during excavations in the town. Now on display at the towns museum.Download
© Licensed to London News Pictures 25/01/2016, Cirencester, UK. Collections officer James Harris (L) looks at a unique Roman tombstone, found in February 2015, here on display for the first time at Corinium Museum in Cirencester. The tombstone was found near skeletal remains thought to belong to the person named on its inscription, making the discovery unique. After being found during excavation works on a fomer site of a garage, archaeologists said they believed it marked the grave of a 27-year-old woman called Bodica. Other theories point to it possibly belonging to a couple - as skeletal remains of women were found nearby.
The inscription reads "To the shades of the dead, Bodicacia spouse lived 27 years". Photo Credit : Stephen Shepherd/LNP
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