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"Roman brooch find extends ancient travel routes"
Roman brooch find extends ancient travel routes
trefwoorden: Shetland - romeinse tijd - broche
Amateur archaeologists may have found Britain's most northerly ancient Roman artefact, it emerged yesterday.
The fibula, or brooch, which has been dated to between 50BC and 50AD, could have belonged to an islander returning to the area around Norwick on Shetland after serving in the Roman army.
The archaeologists made the find when they were called in after bulldozers unearthed items while extending the graveyard at Norwick.
It is highly unusual to find Roman goods so far north and the item gives a revealing insight into trade routes and social mobility at the time.
Lees verder in: The Herald (12 juli 2003)