Mysterious baby deaths at Roman site


Skeletal biologist Dr Simon Mays from English Heritage is investigating the remains of 97 infants found at the site of a Roman villa in the Thames Valley at Hambleden, Buckinghamshire.

Archaeologists suspect systematic killing of newborn babies and are investigating the theory that the victims were unwanted babies born to workers at a Roman-era brothel.

The Hambleden investigation features in a new BBC TV archaeology series, Digging for Britain presented by Dr Alice Roberts, to be broadcast on BBC Two in August.

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