Tuesday, 17 September 2013

The Opening of the Romano-British Barrow on Mersea Island (1): Transactions n.s. Volume 13 Part 2

The discovery in 2013 that the bones of the man buried at the Mersea Barrow were covered in the resin of frankincense confirms the conclusion of the excavation of one hundred years earlier that this was "some important personage or petty ruler of British race, but living under Roman influence".  The following is the report written by S Hazzeldine Warren, on behalf of the Morant Club, and published in the Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society (now the Essex Society for Archaeology and History) in 1913. (Continued as Part 2 online)

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