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Offline kyn

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Borstal Prison Land
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2014, 10:50:09 »

Three Roman burials in chalk-cut cists, were found in 1895, by convicts digging post holes for a fence between the south wall of Borstal Prison and the Borstal Fort railway. The heads were respectively to W, NE and SW. A small brown urn and black patera were with the first burial: the second was unaccompanied. The third, which was extended, had a small brown vase, also two iron nails and fragments of wood indicating a coffin burial


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