Cotswold Archaeology

Cotswold Archaeology1 post
25 Feb, 2015

Discovers roman tombstone

A rare, Roman tombstone is discovered in Cirencester, England. The tombstone reads: D.M. BODICACIA CONIUNX VIXIT ANNO S XXVII. English translation: To the spirit of the departed Bodica [or Bodicaca], wife, lived for 27 years.

Neil Holbrook of Cotswold Archaeology:

The unique aspect is that you can put a name to the person who lies beneath the tombstone…What’s weird is that the inscription only fills half of the panel, so there’s a space left below it. You can see horizontal marking-out lines, so I guess what they were going to do was come back later when her husband died and add his name to the inscription.

Do you love news? Help us add and summarize the world's news. Find out more