Roman-age skeleton dug up in Chichester

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A skeleton dating back to Roman times has been unearthed on an estate.

The rare find, which is believed to date back to the first and third Centuries, was found during a metal-detecting exhibition earlier this year.

An inquest in Arundel was told how a silver ring and a bottle that may have contained ashes were also unearthed next to the lead coffin.

The find, which was made by Ken Mordle from Midhurst, on April 7, near Chichester, was examined by the British Museum on May 12.

Under British Museum guidance the media are asked not to reveal the exact location of important historical finds.

The ring, which was dated to between AD43 and AD250, was found to be more than 10% precious metal and is therefore considered treasure by the Coroner of West Sussex Penelope Schofield.

The inquest was told that Chichester District Museum has already expressed an interest in exhibiting the ring.

It is not yet known how much the find is worth.

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2:14pm Sat 31 Jul 10

TheInsider says...

That's not Roman, that's Brighton's new Tory MP Simon Kirby, last seen in April promising the electorate the world.
Someone said he had gone to ground, I didn't realise he had forgotten to come up.
That's not Roman, that's Brighton's new Tory MP Simon Kirby, last seen in April promising the electorate the world. Someone said he had gone to ground, I didn't realise he had forgotten to come up. TheInsider
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6:37pm Sat 31 Jul 10

sdthetruth says...

A sorry attempt at a joke met with silence. What a prat you are.
A sorry attempt at a joke met with silence. What a prat you are. sdthetruth
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7:42pm Sat 31 Jul 10

TheInsider says...

Still no news on his website about what local campaigns he is supporting.
If you are his suppoter, perhaps you could call him and let him know the electorate are looking for him.
Still no news on his website about what local campaigns he is supporting. If you are his suppoter, perhaps you could call him and let him know the electorate are looking for him. TheInsider
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7:10am Sun 1 Aug 10

espana2004 says...

I think that these comments are very unfair. I live in Spain and wrote to Simon regarding a matter and got a reply fom him within four days advising that he would tae the matter up with the government.
I think that these comments are very unfair. I live in Spain and wrote to Simon regarding a matter and got a reply fom him within four days advising that he would tae the matter up with the government. espana2004
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8:44am Sun 1 Aug 10

John Steed says...

Now from the forgoing posts I see an opportunity for the argus
a forums section!
Obviously espana2004's mail is not carried by easyjet as it arrived here in the UK, unlike my flight from malaga that apparently never left gatwick still whats a little delay when amongst friends

argus security words "bone-girl"
is my computer telepathic
Now from the forgoing posts I see an opportunity for the argus a forums section! Obviously espana2004's mail is not carried by easyjet as it arrived here in the UK, unlike my flight from malaga that apparently never left gatwick still whats a little delay when amongst friends argus security words "bone-girl" is my computer telepathic John Steed
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10:44am Sun 1 Aug 10

TheInsider says...

I am glad you have a letter from him but the proof of the pudding etc and most MPs employ staff who send out responses. This is why some MPs employed wives in the past who would reply to letters without the MP even seeing them.
Electronic signatures are a marvel.
I am baffled though that he said he would take your issue up with the Govt....did he not realise he is the Govt.
We want to see him involved in some real community issues.
What is his position with some of the stories on this very website, what does he feel about the cuts to the mental health service in Brighton, what is he going to do about the city council using public money to pay off people it does not want.
We need a Norman Baker here in the city who gets stuck in full-time.
I am glad you have a letter from him but the proof of the pudding etc and most MPs employ staff who send out responses. This is why some MPs employed wives in the past who would reply to letters without the MP even seeing them. Electronic signatures are a marvel. I am baffled though that he said he would take your issue up with the Govt....did he not realise he is the Govt. We want to see him involved in some real community issues. What is his position with some of the stories on this very website, what does he feel about the cuts to the mental health service in Brighton, what is he going to do about the city council using public money to pay off people it does not want. We need a Norman Baker here in the city who gets stuck in full-time. TheInsider
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