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Found buried Queen Latins

June 1 2006
06:53

Excavations at the Roman Forum, Italian archaeologists have discovered a rich woman's burial of X-IX centuries BC and named it the tomb of "Queen of Latins."

Burial belonged to a noble representative of the tribe of Latins, who lived in the area of Capitol Hill before the legendary foundation of the Eternal City. The main surprise for the scientists was the discovery of a well-preserved skeleton: the Romans until the turn of the old and the new era, as a rule, burned their dead.

Judging from the skeleton, "the queen Latins" was about 30 years, its growth was about 165 centimeters, she was well built and healthy, her teeth, according to scientists who have remained in excellent condition. Cause of death of a young woman not yet fully understood. Along with the body in the grave were found amber necklace, bronze jewelry.

Burial was under the Forum of Caesar. Previously, archaeologists have found that in this part of Rome is ancient, dating from the tenth century BC necropolis. Before the discovery of burial, "Queen of Latino scientists found five more graves, but they all contain the traditional urns with ashes. According to archaeologist Anna De Santis, a special type of burial indicates a special and high status of a young woman, wrote the London "Times".

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