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Chinese visited London 1,800 years ago

In China on 24/09/2016 at 4:34 am

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Not your average Roman Londoner

Finally, the Times carries news of an archaeological discovery relating to Roman London which could change our view of the history of Europe and Asia.

Analysis of remains found during a dig in a former cemetery site in Southwark discovered two skeletons, dated to between the 2nd and 4th Century, were probably ethnically Chinese.

There was trade between the Roman empire and Chinese but to date only one east Asian skeleton from the era has been found – and that was in Italy.

The new discovery, described in the journal of Archaeological Science, has been hailed as a “total surprise” by historians.

Rebecca Redfern from the Museum of London tells the Times: “In this cemetery they’re Mr Average Roman Londoner… We have no inscription evidence or anything to suggest people of this ancestry were present in Roman Britain.”

BBC Online

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