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TAG: Roman England

  • Around the World Jan 01, 2011


    At Vindolanda, a Roman frontier town, archaeologists found a mystery from the third century A.D. In a shallow grave in the town's barracks were the remains of a girl just eight to 10 years old.

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  • Digs & Discoveries Jan 01, 2011

    Heads Won, Tales Lost

    Last May, a 24-year-old man in northern England with a handheld metal detector found the remains of a stunning bronze-and-tin Roman helmet dating to the first or second century A.D. Within days, he had brought 40-some pieces of the artifact—called the "Crosby Garrett helmet" after the village near where it was found—to Christie's auction house in London.

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