They have found “the greatest evidence” of crucifixion in the United Kingdom since Roman times
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One of the earliest evidence of crucifixion was found in a city in the center of the United Kingdom.
The skeleton of a man with nails was found through a heel in the town of Fenstandon, about 115 kilometers north of London.
Cambridge University orthopedist Corinne Duhig said it was “unique” on a site recently identified as an ancient Roman settlement.
The expert pointed out that even in the United Kingdom “one of the most cruel punishments inflicted by the Romans could not be avoided by its citizens”.
To many archaeologists who have worked on the site, this is “the greatest evidence ever.” The crucifixion was a sentence that drew the attention of millions to the way Jesus Christ died, And in the hands of the Romans.
The settlement was discovered by the Albion Archaeological Survey, which began excavating the area as part of an urban development project.
There they found five small graves where 40 adults and five children were buried, many of them relatives.
The tombs are estimated to have been used between the 3rd and 4th centuries AD.
There they found the remains of a man He had a piece of nail on his heel.
In addition to the metal, many of the injuries the man suffered before he died have been reported in the skeleton. There were traces of infection or swelling in his legs, which may have been caused by a systemic disorder or being tied in a chain.
“These tombs and these settlements, created by the Roman road crossing Fenstandon, have provided new clues in archaeological research,” said Archaeologist Cassia Gdani, of the Cambridgeshire County Council.
“Funerals were many and varied in Roman times. We have occasionally found evidence of pre- or post-mortem remains, but never crucified.”
To Duhik, who is an orthopedist at Wolfson College, he said, “The lucky combination of good care and the nail they left in the bone allowed us to explore this almost unique example of crucifixion.”
“It shows people who lived even in villages far from the center of the empire Roman could not avoid one of the most horrible punishments of that timeHe added.
This discovery joins some of those who have provided evidence of crucifixion in the world: One in Lorda, Italy, the other in Mendes, Egypt, and the other in Quad Ha Mivar, north of Jerusalem.Discovered in 1968.
This latest discovery bears a striking resemblance to the United Kingdom: it also shows a piece of nail buried in the bone and was found in the same condition as that found at Fenstandon.
According to a review by the council, after being crucified, nails are usually removed for reuse, but in this case, the nail is bent and fixed to the bone.
Funerals, such as coins, during excavations Ornamental pottery and animal bones.
The council also noted that the invention of a large building and a formal courtyard signified that it was an organized Roman settlement with signs of a very active trade.
They further stated that they hope to show Discoveries to the public in the future.
The Festanton Roman Path follows the Devana route, a road connecting the Roman cities of Cambridge and Godmanchester.
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