The Truth Behind the Skeletons Discovered at Gloucester


Five skeletons have been found at a housing development site in Gloucester, this year.

People noticed some activity around St Michael’s Square and were concerned that skeletons were found there. It turned out that archaeological digs have been going on, and the skeletons were from the Roman period.

A spokesperson from Cotswold Archaeology said, “We can confirm five Roman skeletons have been discovered on this latest phase of excavation and 170 have been found in the area over the last five years.”

Excavation has been going on at the former GLOSCAT media site, part of the Greyfriars Quarter development, by Linden Homes.

On January 9, work began on the final excavation area, located opposite the Museum of Gloucester at the intersection of Kiln Close and Brunswick Road.

Other materials, like pottery, have been discovered on the site. The Gloucester City Council will give the public more information about what else has been found.



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