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The Sword Burials

Between 1975 and 1977 archaeologists were excavating a site near Canterbury’s Norman Castle. Some clay floors had been found and several Roman objects had been uncovered. It was then that they discovered two skeletons in a shallow pit…
When had they died? Who were they? What happened to them?

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