Monday, April 16, 2012

More on ancient burial urns found at St Albans

Archaeologists have found an entrance to the Iron Age tribal capital of Verlamion, precursor to the Roman city of Verulamium, and five urns, several holding cremated remains, dating back 2,000 years. 

CT scan image of the contents of one of the five urns [Credit: BMI Bath Clinic]
The ancient items were discovered at former school playing fields on King Harry Lane, currently being transformed into 150 homes. 

One of the conditions of approval for the Linden Homes development was that archaeologists could investigate the site before it was built upon.

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