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Roman burial artefacts go on display at Buckinghamshire County Museum in Aylesbury

| February 11, 2015

On Wednesday 11th February 2015 three of the most significant finds from a Roman burial casket that was almost 2,000 years old went on display at Buckinghamshire County Museum in Aylesbury.

The artefacts on display include the remains of a 2nd century cremation casket, bronze and glass ornaments, pottery and food and drink offerings.

The items were discovered in a field in Whitchurch, north of Aylebsury during the late Autumn of 2014 when the Weekend Wanderers metal detecting group based in Hampshire uncovered some of the metal finds.

The past three months have been spent painstakingly cleaning and logging the three artefacts all of which will be on display at the museum for the next two months.

Recovered archaeology at the site included an urn, a bronze flagon, a dish containing food remnants, an iron lamp, glassware and high status pottery, along with highly decorated bronze jug handle depicting a scene of figures worshipping next to an altar.

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