Rare Roman Tombstone Found In Cirencester

roman tombstone

BBC News revealed an incredible new find on Wednesday (Feb. 25) – a Roman headstone which is the “first of its kind unearthed in the UK.”

Found still in place on the site of former Bridges Garage in Cirencester, the tombstone bears the inscription “D.M. BODICACIA CONIUNX VIXIT ANNO S XXVII.” Neil Holbrook, of Cotswold Archaeology, translated the inscription, which reads: “To the spirit of the departed Bodica [or Bodicaca], wife, lived for 27 years.”

Skeletal remains, including the skull, are now being excavated from beneath the headstone.

Read the BBC News article here for more information.

Image Above Credit: Cotswold Archaeology

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