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York’s Roman Cemeteries: Bringing order to the Roman dead
Kurt Hunter-Mann, York Archaeological Trust

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  • Friday 13 June 2014, 7.00PM to 8.00pm
  • £4 adults, £3 concessions. Call 01904 615505
  • DIG, St Saviourgate (map)

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The cities of the Roman Empire took an organised and well-ordered approach to the disposal of their dead. Hear from York Archaeological Trust archaeologist Kurt Hunter-Mann on the excavations that uncovered a series of amazing ‘gladiator’ burials at Driffield Terrace, and find out how they can tell us so much about Roman attitudes to death and the afterlife.

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