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Not quite sure how I feel about this!

Name sought for Roman Mancetter’s Unknown Child

This is an article I found through a friend. Archaeology Warwickshire have discovered a lead coffin containing a Romano-British child. This isn’t the bit I find odd but the fact that they are wanting to name the child with a Roman name. Now I find this odd enough – many infant burials have been found and I have never heard of them being named before, unless they know for sure. Archaeology Warwickshire want to do this as ‘a mark of respect’ but how respectful is it giving the child a false name. What I think makes it worse is that you can vote for the name, again how respectful is this?

Maybe I’ve become desensitized to all this, but I don’t know! What do you think?

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