Dismembered 1,500-year-old remains of three men are found in a Roman site in Cambridgeshire

Two of the legless corpses (in the image) were placed at right angles to each other with their heads turned, while the third was found in a nearby Roman well.

The dismembered 1,500-year-old remains of three men with amputated legs and broken skulls have been found in an ancient site in Cambridgeshire.

Two of the legless corpses were placed at right angles to each other in an old dustbin with the head turned, while the third was found in a nearby Roman well.

Archaeologists do not know why these people suffered this fate, but believe they may have been tortured and maimed as part of cruel punishment.

They also believe that it is possible that people at that time had a superstitious fear that they would rise from the dead and terrify the living if they did not dismember them.

It is believed that these unfortunate people may have lived between 42 and 410 AD, possibly during the period when Emperor Claudius invaded Roman Britain.

More tests on his teeth and bones will reveal more accurate dates and could also reveal details of his brutal deaths.

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Two of the legless corpses (in the image) were placed at right angles to each other with their heads turned, while the third was found in a nearby Roman well.

Two of the legless corpses (in the image) were placed at right angles to each other with their heads turned, while the third was found in a nearby Roman well.

The archaeologists of MOLA Headland Infrastructure, led by Dr. Steve Sherlock, were working with Kasia Gdaniec, the principal archaeologist of the Cambridge County Council, on the site near the A14 road linking Cambridge and Huntingdon.

A team of nearly 250 archaeologists is working on the Highways England scheme of £ 1.5 billion ($ 2 billion) to improve the 21-mile (34km) stretch of highway.

Archaeologists say it is unknown if the men, believed to have lived during the late Roman or early Saxon period, were still alive when their bodies were mutilated.

Two bodies had amputated legs and broken skulls, while another skeleton, which was 160 feet (50 meters) away in a well, was cut from the waist down.

The experts found no traces of the lower half of the body sectioned and believe that the head and arms were intact when they were thrown into the garbage dump.

& # 39; Was it to keep them in their graves and prevent them from escaping? & # 39; Mr. Gdaniec told The Guardian.

"Or had they tried to run away and was this a punishment, and a warning to everyone else not even to think about that? & # 39;

It is believed that these unfortunate people may have lived between 42 and 410 AD. C., potentially during the period when Emperor Claudius invaded Roman Britain.

It is believed that these unfortunate people may have lived between 42 and 410 AD. C., potentially during the period when Emperor Claudius invaded Roman Britain.

It is believed that these unfortunate people may have lived between 42 and 410 AD. C., potentially during the period when Emperor Claudius invaded Roman Britain.

The dismembered 1,500-year-old remains of three men with amputated legs and broken skulls have been found in an old garbage dump in Cambridgeshire. In the photo is a horse being excavated

The dismembered 1,500-year-old remains of three men with amputated legs and broken skulls have been found in an old garbage dump in Cambridgeshire. In the photo is a horse being excavated

The dismembered 1,500-year-old remains of three men with amputated legs and broken skulls have been found in an old garbage dump in Cambridgeshire. In the photo is a horse being excavated

Researchers led by Kasia Gdaniec, the principal archaeologist of the Cambridge County Council, are excavating the site (pictured) near the A14 road between Cambridge and Huntingdon.

Researchers led by Kasia Gdaniec, the principal archaeologist of the Cambridge County Council, are excavating the site (pictured) near the A14 road between Cambridge and Huntingdon.

Researchers led by Kasia Gdaniec, the principal archaeologist of the Cambridge County Council, are excavating the site (pictured) near the A14 road between Cambridge and Huntingdon.

Researchers are investigating an area of ​​350 hectares of the site, which is the equivalent of about 800 small football fields.

"Someone really did not like these guys," said Jonathan House, an archaeologist with the Headland Infrastructure team at the London Museum of Archeology (Mola).

Investigators believe that the site could have been home to a Roman military camp.

Archaeologists previously found a ditch that measured about three meters wide and 1.5 meters (10 feet by 5 feet) deep.

The intriguing feature would have formed a significant and large boundary, especially considering that it probably had a high bank next to it.

Experts believe that the size and defensive nature of the trench suggest that it may not be directly related to the settlement.

A team of nearly 250 archaeologists is working on the Highways England scheme of £ 1.5 billion ($ 2 billion) to improve the 21-mile (34km) stretch of road.

A team of nearly 250 archaeologists is working on the Highways England scheme of £ 1.5 billion ($ 2 billion) to improve the 21-mile (34km) stretch of road.

A team of nearly 250 archaeologists is working on the Highways England scheme of £ 1.5 billion ($ 2 billion) to improve the 21-mile (34km) stretch of road.

Archaeologists say it is unknown if the men, who are believed to have lived during the late Roman period or the early Saxon period, were still alive when their bodies were mutilated. In the photo is the excavation of fragments of Roman ceramics

Archaeologists say it is unknown if the men, who are believed to have lived during the late Roman period or the early Saxon period, were still alive when their bodies were mutilated. In the photo is the excavation of fragments of Roman ceramics

Archaeologists say it is unknown if the men, who are believed to have lived during the late Roman period or the early Saxon period, were still alive when their bodies were mutilated. In the photo is the excavation of fragments of Roman ceramics

Instead, they could have been the remains of a large temporary Roman military camp.

"It was a real surprise to find this great Roman defensive ditch in what would otherwise be a domestic site," he said.

"It's a really fascinating perspective that the Roman army stops here in the first century after the Roman conquest of Britain."

In 43 AD, a Roman force of 40,000 led by Aulus Plautius landed in Kent and took the southeast.

Emperor Claudius arrived in Colchester with reinforcements and appointed Plautius governor of Great Britain before returning to Rome.

Investigators do not know if the bodies were killed as a result of this military activity.

The excavation takes place along the A14 between Cambridge and Huntington. In 43 AD a Roman force of 40,000 led by Aulus Plautius landed in Kent and took the southeast

The excavation takes place along the A14 between Cambridge and Huntington. In 43 AD a Roman force of 40,000 led by Aulus Plautius landed in Kent and took the southeast

The excavation takes place along the A14 between Cambridge and Huntington. In 43 AD a Roman force of 40,000 led by Aulus Plautius landed in Kent and took the southeast

WHEN DID THE ROMANS WORK GREAT BRITAIN?

55BC – Julio César crossed the channel with around 10,000 soldiers. They landed on a beach in Deal and encountered a British force. Cesar was forced to retire.

54BC – César crossed the channel with 27,000 infantry and cavalry. Again they landed in the agreement, but they had no opposition. They marched inland and after hard battles they defeated the British and the main tribal leaders surrendered.

However, later that year, Cesar was forced to return to Gaul to deal with the problems there and the Romans left.

54BC – 43BC – Although there were no Romans present in Britain during these years, their influence increased due to commercial ties.

43AD – A Roman force of 40,000 led by Aulus Plautius landed in Kent and took the southeast. Emperor Claudius arrived in Colchester with reinforcements. Claudius appointed Plautius governor of Great Britain and returned to Rome.

47 AD – Londinium (London) was founded and Great Britain was declared part of the Roman Empire. Road networks were built throughout the country.

75 – 77AD – The Romans defeated the last resistant tribes, turning all of Britain into Roman. Many Britons began to adopt Roman customs and laws.

122 AD – Emperor Hadrian ordered the construction of a wall between England and Scotland to keep the Scottish tribes away.

312AD – Emperor Constantine legalized Christianity throughout the Roman Empire.

228AD – The Romans were being attacked by barbarian tribes and soldiers stationed in the country began to be called to Rome.

410 AD – All Romans were called to Rome and Emperor Honorious told the British that they no longer had a connection with Rome.

Source: History in the network

His other discoveries include a Roman trade distribution center that would have played a key role in the region's supply chain.

It was also linked to the surrounding farms by access roads, as well as to the main Roman road between Cambridge and Godmanchester.

The discovery of artifacts on the site related to the Roman army indicates that this trade was controlled centrally.

Three prehistoric henge monuments have also been found, which have probably been a place for ceremonial gatherings and measure up to 50 meters (164 feet) in diameter.

Other monuments include 40 industrial Roman pottery kilns along Roman roads, seven prehistoric cemeteries, eight Iron Age supply farms to the Romans, two post-medieval brick kilns and three Saxon settlement sites.

In the image there are the remains of an old excavated Roman ceramic kiln. The discovery of artifacts on the site related to the Roman army indicates that this trade was controlled in a central manner

In the image there are the remains of an old excavated Roman ceramic kiln. The discovery of artifacts on the site related to the Roman army indicates that this trade was controlled in a central manner

In the image there are the remains of an old excavated Roman ceramic kiln. The discovery of artifacts on the site related to the Roman army indicates that this trade was controlled in a central manner

Forty kilns of industrial Roman pottery (pictured) have been found along Roman roads, seven prehistoric cemeteries, eight supply farms from the Iron Age to the Roman Age, two post-medieval brick kilns and three Saxon settlements

Forty kilns of industrial Roman pottery (pictured) have been found along Roman roads, seven prehistoric cemeteries, eight supply farms from the Iron Age to the Roman Age, two post-medieval brick kilns and three Saxon settlements

Forty kilns of industrial Roman pottery (pictured) have been found along Roman roads, seven prehistoric cemeteries, eight supply farms from the Iron Age to the Roman Age, two post-medieval brick kilns and three Saxon settlements

Image of a roman container to hit or grind. On the site they also found an abandoned village in the 12th century

Image of a roman container to hit or grind. On the site they also found an abandoned village in the 12th century

Image of a roman container to hit or grind. On the site they also found an abandoned village in the 12th century

The photo shows the excavation of a medieval village near Houghton as part of the A14 upgrade project between Cambridge and Huntingdon.

The photo shows the excavation of a medieval village near Houghton as part of the A14 upgrade project between Cambridge and Huntingdon.

The photo shows the excavation of a medieval village near Houghton as part of the A14 upgrade project between Cambridge and Huntingdon.

Other artifacts have also been discovered, such as a rare Anglo-Saxon bone flute from the 5th to the 9th century, an ornate Roman jet pendant representing the head of Medusa and a wooden staircase from the Middle Iron Age.

As part of the project, archaeologists also found an abandoned village in the 12th century.

The remains of 12 medieval buildings cover an area of ​​six hectares, and you can see the entire layout of the town.

The previous remains of up to 40 Anglo-Saxon wooden buildings are also identifiable, with winding alleys between houses, workshops and agricultural buildings.

A Roman pot was also discovered. The previous remains of up to 40 Anglo-Saxon wooden buildings are also identifiable, with winding alleys between houses, workshops and agricultural buildings

A Roman pot was also discovered. The previous remains of up to 40 Anglo-Saxon wooden buildings are also identifiable, with winding alleys between houses, workshops and agricultural buildings

A Roman pot was also discovered. The previous remains of up to 40 Anglo-Saxon wooden buildings are also identifiable, with winding alleys between houses, workshops and agricultural buildings

On the site was found a pendant of a Roman jet that shows the head of Medusa. Experts believe that their findings have allowed a better understanding of how the Cambridgeshire landscape was used during more than 6,000 years of occupation

On the site was found a pendant of a Roman jet that shows the head of Medusa. Experts believe that their findings have allowed a better understanding of how the Cambridgeshire landscape was used during more than 6,000 years of occupation

On the site was found a pendant of a Roman jet that shows the head of Medusa. Experts believe that their findings have allowed a better understanding of how the Cambridgeshire landscape was used during more than 6,000 years of occupation

In the image there are fragments of a potted waste that was used in association with local early Roman ovens. Researchers are investigating an area of ​​350 hectares of archeology, which is the equivalent of about 800 small football fields

In the image there are fragments of a potted waste that was used in association with local early Roman ovens. Researchers are investigating an area of ​​350 hectares of archeology, which is the equivalent of about 800 small football fields

In the image there are fragments of a potted waste that was used in association with local early Roman ovens. Researchers are investigating an area of ​​350 hectares of archeology, which is the equivalent of about 800 small football fields

In the image, a Roman silver copper alloy brooch with enameled decoration and terminals with animal heads. It dates from the second century AD

In the image, a Roman silver copper alloy brooch with enameled decoration and terminals with animal heads. It dates from the second century AD

In the image, a Roman silver copper alloy brooch with enameled decoration and terminals with animal heads. It dates from the second century AD

In the image you can see a Roman pottery flask made entirely of locally decorated with painted lines. His other discoveries include a Roman commercial distribution center that would have played a key role in the region's supply chain.

In the image you can see a Roman pottery flask made entirely of locally decorated with painted lines. His other discoveries include a Roman commercial distribution center that would have played a key role in the region's supply chain.

In the image you can see a Roman pottery flask made entirely of locally decorated with painted lines. His other discoveries include a Roman commercial distribution center that would have played a key role in the region's supply chain.

In the image, a fragment of decorated Roman pottery discovered by archaeologists. The site was linked to the surrounding farms by access roads, as well as to the main Roman road between Cambridge and Godmanchester.

In the image, a fragment of decorated Roman pottery discovered by archaeologists. The site was linked to the surrounding farms by access roads, as well as to the main Roman road between Cambridge and Godmanchester.

In the image, a fragment of decorated Roman pottery discovered by archaeologists. The site was linked to the surrounding farms by access roads, as well as to the main Roman road between Cambridge and Godmanchester.

It is believed that it was occupied from the VIII century until the XII.

Archaeologists have excavated more than 40 separate excavation areas, and hope to complete the work for the summer.

They believe that their findings have allowed a better understanding of how the Cambridgeshire landscape was used during more than 6,000 years of occupation.

Dr. Steve Sherlock, archeology director of the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon project for Highways England, said: "The archive of original findings, samples and records will be stored so that data and knowledge are preserved for this and future generations" .

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