In the Western Mail today:
WORKMAN UNEARTHS ROMAN BURIAL DURING EXCAVATION WORK
Excavations at Carmarthenshire County Council's depot at Johnstown outside Carmarthen
unearthed a burial at the very edge of the Roman Empire. An urn containing human bones and
ash together with two oil lamps is the western most Roman burial ever discovered in Wales.
The remains are thought to be of two people who died in the 1st or 2nd century AD and the
lamps are in such good condition that the maker's name is still distinct.
"This is a very exciting find and follows the first discovery of a Roman town of
Moridunum at Carmarthen last March" said Cambria Archaeology director Gwilym Hughes.
The bones are thought to belong to an adult and child. The larger oil lamp has the
maker's name Fortis stamped on the base. He was a lamp maker who operated around the
year 80AD in northern Italy and his lamps were used up to the end of the 2nd century.
The burial could mark the site of a Roman-British settlement or villa.
The finds will now be sent away for analysis before being should at Carmarthen Museum at