Roman ceramics found in ancient Swedish graves


Roman amphora

From Phys.org:

Shards of Roman ceramics found in ancient graves in western Sweden suggest there was more contact between the Romans and Swedes than thought.

Archaeologists at the site in Stenungsund, around 30 miles north of Gothenburg, found the ceramic pieces along with some charred bones from two people, which were dated between the years 1 and 300 AD, said Bengt Nordqvist, who is leading the dig for Sweden’s National Heritage Board.

He told Sweden’s English-language newspaper The Local the finds challenge previous migration theories.

“The discovery shows that contact between Sweden and the Roman Empire was possibly much greater than we used to believe,” Nordqvist said.

The excavation was ordered before the town granted permission to turn the land into soccer fields, the newspaper said.

Ancient Chinese necklace found: here.

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  1. Roman jewellery found in ancient Japan tomb

    Glass jewellery believed to have been made by Roman craftsmen has been found in an ancient tomb in Japan, researchers said Friday, in a sign the empire’s influence may have reached the edge of Asia.

    Tests have revealed three glass beads discovered in the Fifth Century “Utsukushi” burial mound in Nagaoka, near Kyoto, were probably made some time between the first and the fourth century, the Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties said.

    The government-backed institute has recently finished analysing components of the glass beads, measuring five millimetres (0.2 inches) in diametre, with tiny fragments of gilt attached.

    (Bangkok Post, Jun 23)

    Link: http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/299282/roman-jewellery-found-in-ancient-japan-tomb

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