Friday, December 01, 2006

Roman tomb found at London church
Archaeologists discovered a rare Roman limestone sarcophagus containing a headless skeleton at the site of a historic London’s church, authorities said Friday.

The find dates to about A.D. 410 and lies 10 feet (3 meters) below the grounds of the St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church near central London’s busy Trafalgar Square, outside the boundaries researchers had established for London’s Roman city walls.

“The find has opened up an exciting new area of Roman London for study,” said Taryn Nixon, director of the Museum of London Archaeology Service.