London dig unearths Roman bones, jewels and single flake of gold

London dig unearths Roman bones, jewels and single flake of gold
 

Archaeologists at the Museum of London have found a scrap of treasure missed by tomb raiders who broke into a Roman sarcophagus 300 years ago.
Facebook Twitter Pinterest The experts sieved the clay, which had gradually filled the coffin, to retrieve every fragment of evidence about the burial. They found a single flake of gold, possibly from an earring, and a jasper cameo, which was already an antique when the woman died in the first century AD.
The intact sarcophagus, found last year in excavation of a Roman cemetery in Southwark, south London, before building work, was of international... read more

 
24 May 2018 in World News, Views: 56
Source: Guardian
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