Undisturbed burials on school site shed light on Roman Somerset

January 9, 2020 - General

Ancient burials unearthed at the site of a new school in the town are shedding significant new light on life and death in Roman Somerset.

This older female was buried with a pillow supporting her head and a pottery vessel positioned alongside.
The small stone-built coffin-like box is known as a cist and is very unusual for Somerset.
The burial indicates high status [Credit: Wessex Archaeology]Archaeologists working on the Somerset…

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