Leicester's Roman skeletons have 'African links'
Skeletons found in Leicester could be the earliest examples of African people living in the famously diverse city.
The University of Leicester found 83 skeletons in a Roman graveyard dating back as early as the 2nd Century.
Six with possible African ancestry is the first evidence of migrants from the continent in the city, experts said.
Leicester is one of the UK's most diverse cities, with half its population described as white British compared to 80% nationally.
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