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Roman-Era Burial Chambers in Bulgaria; Roman forts in Scotland

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  • Robert Blau
    Three Roman-Era Burial Chambers Uncovered in Amrit, Tartous Governorate Novinite [Bulgaria], Sep 26, 2011 Excavations carried out by Tartous Archeology
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      Three Roman-Era Burial Chambers Uncovered in Amrit, Tartous Governorate
      Novinite [Bulgaria], Sep 26, 2011

      Excavations carried out by Tartous Archeology Department uncovered three
      burial chambers dating back to the Roman era in Amrit, including a
      sandstone burial chamber containing 28 burial niches. Head of Tartous
      Archeology Department Marwan Hasan said that the second chamber is built
      of sandstone and has a domed ceiling with an entrance leading into a
      hall where burial niches are located, while the third chamber consists
      of a single level of niches. He said that several artifacts were found
      in the chamber, including pottery, glassware, a bronze bracelet, ring
      stones, an engraving depicting a winged child, bronze clasps, a gold
      leaflet, a broken bronze figurine depicting a stag or a rabbit, two
      broken jars, a glass decanter and bone fragments.

      http://www.sana.sy/eng/35/2011/09/26/371737.htm

      Also:

      Axes, bones, jewellery and 60 pairs of shoes - secrets of Roman fort
      revealed The Scotsman, 30 September 2011

      ARCHAEOLOGISTS digging at the site of a former jeans factory have
      uncovered the remains of at least two Roman forts - and artefacts
      including 60 pairs of shoes. The hoard of leather footwear is believed
      to be the largest of its kind yet found in Scotland. Other discoveries
      include pottery, ovens, coins, bones, jewellery, an axe and a spearhead
      dating back to the first and second centuries AD, when the forts were in
      use. The discoveries have been made at the site of the former Wrangler
      factory in Camelon, Falkirk, which is set to become a Tesco supermarket.

      http://news.scotsman.com/dundee/Axes-bones-jewellery-and-60.6845124.jp
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