History of Leith, Edinburgh

January 18, 2008

First Roman tombstone discovered in Scotland in more than 170 years

The first Roman tombstone to be found in Scotland since 1834 has been unearthed at Carberry, near Inveresk.

The tombstone – described as the most important Roman discovery in Scotland since the Cramond Lioness – is for a bodyguard called Crescens, and provides the strongest evidence yet that Inveresk was a pivotal Roman site in northern Britain. for more click here

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