ALBAWABA - Skeletal remains of a high-status Roman aristocratic woman encased in a lead coffin have been unearthed at a hidden cemetery dating back 1,600 years, which also revealed the remains of more than 60 men, women and children who lived in the area more than a thousand years ago.
Roman burial unearthed at hidden cemetery found in Garforth. https://t.co/HzGVSaXK57— Brian Groom (@GroomB) March 13, 2023
The amazing find, which has been called a "once-in-a-lifetime find," might help reveal the mysteries of one of the most important periods in British history.
Those buried with her in the cemetery are believed to include both late-Roman and early-Saxon people, with the burial customs of both cultures found in different graves.
Skeletal remains of a high-status Roman woman encased in a lead coffin have been unearthed at a hidden cemetery dating back 1,600 years, the female remains were discovered along with 60 other bodies at the site in Garforth, Leeds https://t.co/fwDjQzfxsG— Taz Rahman (@amonochromdream) March 13, 2023
According to experts, the fact that the coffin was made of lead indicated that the skeleton belonged to a prominent person.
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