February 26, 2015

Rare Inscribed Roman Tombstone with Skeleton Found

Rare Inscribed Roman Tombstone with Skeleton Found
I find these stories fascinating and love to share them with my readers. An ancient and rare Roman tombstone with a skeleton under it has been found in a Roman cemetery in Cirencester

The carved tombstone reads  D.M. BODICACIA CONIUNX VIXIT ANNO S XXVII which translates to read In memory of Bodicia. Wife. Lived 27 years

Cotswold archaeologists believe that the skull found under the stone is that of Bodica.


Continue reading, and see the photographs at  'Incredibly rare' Roman tombstone found complete with human remains of a woman named 'Bodica'

Credits: Image from http://www.cotswoldarchaeology.co.uk/
In memory of Bodicia. Wife. Lived 27 years
 

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