A Roman clay pot that was believed to be at least 1,800 years old was discovered, divided into two perfectly adjusted halves on a muddy beach

A Roman clay vessel that is believed to be at least 1,800 years old has been discovered divided into two perfectly fitting halves on a muddy beach.

The upper half of the puzzle jar was initially found a few weeks before the lower half, which was about 30 feet (9 m) away and was discovered at a later visit.

It is believed that it dates back to the second century AD, the pot presents a cross-hatched design in all its base.

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A Roman clay pot that was believed to be at least 1,800 years old was discovered, divided into two perfectly adjusted halves on a muddy beach

A Roman clay pot that was believed to be at least 1,800 years old was discovered, divided into two perfectly adjusted halves on a muddy beach

Steve Tomlinson, two years old and father of two, went for a walk on the beach when he found a piece of pottery that jutted from the ground.

The enthusiast of Roman history, Mr. Tomlinson, was delighted when he realized that he had discovered the upper half of a Roman pot.

Five weeks later, Mr. Tomlinson, an ecologist, visited the beach again to see what else he could find, and his disbelief was compounded when he found that the bottom half was stuck in a mud a stone's throw away.

Indeed, when Mr. Tomlinson stunned the two pieces together in his house, they fit perfectly and formed a complete Roman clay pot.

The upper half of the puzzle vase (left) was initially found only a few weeks before the lower half (right), which was about 30 feet (9 m) away and was discovered in a later visit

The upper half of the puzzle vase (left) was initially found only a few weeks before the lower half (right), which was about 30 feet (9 m) away and was discovered in a later visit

The upper half of the puzzle vase (left) was initially found only a few weeks before the lower half (right), which was about 30 feet (9 m) away and was discovered in a later visit

Tomlinson, of Birchington, Kent, said he "could not believe" his find and that since then a private collector offered him £ 2,000 for it.

However, he will not accept the offer for the six-inch tall pot, which was found on a beach in the Thames Estuary, Kent, as he believes it has an important archaeological value and deserves to be in a museum.

The pot is a ceramic piece of burnished black ceramic, a type of ceramic manufactured and distributed in the area of ​​the Thames Estuary between 140 d. C. until the middle of the third century.

It is believed that it dates back to the second century AD. C., the pot presents a design of crossed shading in all its base

It is believed that it dates back to the second century AD. C., the pot presents a design of crossed shading in all its base

It is believed that it dates back to the second century AD. C., the pot presents a design of crossed shading in all its base

Steve Tomlinson, two years old and father, 47 years old, went for a walk on the beach when he found a piece of pottery that jutted from the ground.

Steve Tomlinson, two years old and father, 47 years old, went for a walk on the beach when he found a piece of pottery that jutted from the ground.

Steve Tomlinson, two years old and father, 47 years old, went for a walk on the beach when he found a piece of pottery that jutted from the ground.

Tomlinson, of Birchington, Kent, said he "could not believe" his find and that since then a private collector offered him £ 2,000 for it.

Tomlinson, of Birchington, Kent, said he "could not believe" his find and that since then a private collector offered him £ 2,000 for it.

Tomlinson, of Birchington, Kent, said he "could not believe" his find and that since then a private collector offered him £ 2,000 for it.

Mr. Tomlinson said: I just could not believe it: finding the two pieces separated by weeks is a possibility in a million.

I like archeology, but I was there hanging around – I had not gone to the estuary to look for anything. But, there it was.

I just do not believe it, what are the possibilities?

& # 39; When you go to the museums, everything is behind a glass. When I found this, I thought to myself that the last person to touch this was alive 2,000 years ago.

I will report this to the findings liaison officer, and if it is of specific interest, I would consider delivering it to a museum to share our heritage.

I've received an offer of £ 2,000 from a private collector, but for me it's not about money. It is about the archaeological value, the historical value.

"It's not about money, it's about what we can learn from this story."

Jo Ahmet, Kent's liaison officer, said he only sees reports of whole pots found two or three times a year.

He said: A full pot is not very common. I've only had two this year.

& # 39; This pot is also quite large, which makes it unusual. Other full pots tend to be the size of a cup of tea.

WHEN DID THE ROMANS BRETAÑA WORK?

55BC – Julio César crossed the channel with around 10,000 soldiers. They landed on a beach in Deal and were greeted by 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 key 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 as governor of Great Britain and returned to Rome.

In 43 AD, a Roman force (art print) of 40,000 led by Aulus Plautius landed in Kent and took the southeast. Emperor Claudius arrived in Colchester with reinforcements.

In 43 AD, a Roman force (art print) of 40,000 led by Aulus Plautius landed in Kent and took the southeast. Emperor Claudius arrived in Colchester with reinforcements.

In 43 AD, a Roman force (art print) of 40,000 led by Aulus Plautius landed in Kent and took the southeast. Emperor Claudius arrived in Colchester with reinforcements.

47AD – Londinium was founded (London) 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, making all of Great Britain Roman. Many Britons began to adopt Roman customs and laws.

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

312 AD – Emperor Constantine made Christianity legal throughout the Roman Empire.

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

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

Source: History in the network.

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