Double Sword Burial

This is what we call the double sword burial: the remains of two long swords in their scabbards, the fittings from belts and decayed hobnail boots. The artefacts were found in Canterbury with what we think are the skeletons of two roman soldiers! However, this burial is very suspicious, the two skeletons were buried in one grave, not in a cemetery and were buried along with their swords…

  • Double Sword Burial

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How do we know the skeletons were Roman soldiers? What weapons and equipment did Roman soldiers have?

Canterbury Roman Museum mosaic floor

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