Roman tombstones from York (1)

Posted: February 16, 2014 in History, Roman History, UK, York
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The inscriptions on Roman tombstones can often give us information about the people who lived and worked in the city

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The tombstone of Decimina, daughter of Decimius

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The tombstone of Arciaco, a Roman centurion who public came from northern Italy. His tombstone gives equal honour to his own personal god and to the divine emperor.

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This coffin is something of a mystery. According to the inscription, it was the coffin of Julia Fortuna of Sardinia. However, the skeleton inside was that of a male, suggesting that the tomb may have been reused at some later date than the original burial to house a second body.

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This is the tomb of a blacksmith. The image shows him at work in his forge.

these tombstones can all be seen in the Museum of Yorkshire

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