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Possible Roman Wooden Figure Found in England

Friday, January 14, 2022

England Roman Wooden FigureBUCKINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND—The Guardian reports that a wooden figure thought to have been carved during the Roman era based upon its style has been found in a waterlogged ditch in southeastern England ahead of the construction of a 150-mile-long high-speed train route. The figure’s feet and arms below the elbows have not survived. What remains measures about 26 inches long. The figure wears a knee-length tunic gathered at the waist, while its head appears to have been topped with a hat or styled hair. Another fragment of wood recovered from the ditch will be radiocarbon dated. To read about a copper alloy figurine unearthed at a Roman settlement in southeast England, go to "Mistaken Identity."

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