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Thursday, 16 December 2010

News Clipping: Skeleton's story is fleshed out in novel about Roman invaders

A young man who died nearly 2,000 years ago defending a huge hill fort from Roman invaders has been brought back to life as the hero of a new novel. A male skeleton, unearthed in a mass grave by archaeologist Sir Mortimer Wheeler during a major investigation of Maiden Castle in the 1930s, was found with a Roman ballista bolt embedded in his spine. It is one of the most dramatic exhibits at Dorset County Museum, Dorchester.

READ MORE - Source: Western Gazette 16th December 2010

The book "Defenders of Mai-Dun - A Story of the Roman Assault on Maiden Castle" is published by Roving Press at £5.99.

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