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Roman Gravestone

Roman gravestone

From: The National Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon, South Wales

 

This gravestone is just one example, from the National Roman Legion Museum, of how the Romans lived - and died - in the settlement they called Isca, today known as Caerleon. It is one of eight found in about 1815 and once marked the grave of Julius Valens, a retired soldier living close to the fortress, who, allegedly, survived to the age of 100. The inscription on his gravestone tells us that it was erected by his wife, Julia Secundina, and their son, Julius Martinus. Julia’s monument may also be seen at the Museum.

 

This image forms part of the monthly 'Curators Choice' series from Rhagor, the collections based website from Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales.

 

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Taken on August 15, 2008