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Friday, 12 June 2009

Archaeologists find evidence of mass execution in burial pit near relief road

Evidence of a mass execution of young men thousands of years ago has been unearthed in a ‘remarkable’ archaeological find during the construction of the Weymouth Relief Road.

Experts are staggered by the discovery of the dismembered skeletons which are thought to date between late Iron Age to early Roman times.

Oxford Archaeology – contracted by Dorset County Council to undertake all the archaeological work throughout the relief road scheme – expected to uncover some artefacts because preliminary survey work had been undertaken before the earthworks began.

READ MORE - Source: Dorset Echo Friday 12th June 2009

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