Roman Graves Uncovered in Canterbury

Posted by admin on Mar 22, 2011

Archaeologists have uncovered an ancient burial ground in Kent where around a hundred people were laid to rest. The site – dating back to the late Roman era – is on the former Hallets garage site in Canterbury’s St Dunstan’s.

Experts have found hardly any grave goods and since most of the bodies are lying east/west they are believed to be mainly Christian. The excavation is being carried by Canterbury Archaeological Trust. Director Paul Bennett said it was proving to be an exceptionally busy site, with later Anglo-Saxon rubbish pits and buildings.

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