Tuesday, February 1, 2011

African soldier in Roman army? Settled in Britain?

A skeleton found in Warwickshire, identified as a person of African origin, is thought to have been a Roman army veteran who chose (for whatever reason) to retire in Britain. The article notes that some legions from Africa were sometimes stationed along Hadrian's wall. Date seems around 300 CE. Very interesting evidence for the mobility of people of various origins and ethnicities around the Roman Empire.

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