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Friday, 10 January 2014

Carolingian-era mass grave discovered in France

The remains of men, women and children thrown into a well during the Carolingian era [© Captair, 2013]

Archaeologists from the Institut de Recherches Archéologiques Préventives in France have discovered a mass grave containing the bodies of between twenty and thirty people.

The discovery was made during the course of a five-month dig of a Gallo-Romano site at the town of Entrains-sur-Nohain in Burgundy, forges, which also revealed a stretch of Roman road, a series of stone houses  and baths. 

The archaeologists were excavating one of two wells on the site when they chanved upon the remains of dozens of skeletons at a depth of about four metres.

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