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Crundale Grave A

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posted on 10.11.2021, 14:58 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
The first discovery hereof was made in the year 1703, by a person walking down the hill in the waggon-way, which, by cause of its descent, is by usual deterration worn hollow. There he accidentally espied a skull in the side bank; which bank being opened, showed a human skeleton, buried at its full length; and an urn of a lead coloured earth, and of the form of No. 1, which, indeed (as Dr. Plott observes, Nat. Hist. Oxford, p. 326), is of a figure so plainly Roman, that it needs no further proof who were its makers. This happened in my absence from home; but being informed of it on my return, and the urn being given me, I afterwards took a careful view of the place [...]


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c. 1703


Faussett 1856

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