|Archaeologists working at the site of a road project in Cambridgeshire, England have stumbled on a grisly find ... the bodies of two men whose legs had been chopped off at the knee.|
The remains are believed to date back to the late Roman or early Saxon period, or at least 1,600 years ago. The men were buried at right angles to each other, forming a T-shape, with their hacked-off limbs laid by their shoulders. Their skulls also appeared to have been smashed in. The project has uncovered an enormous ditch, about 3 meters (10 feet) wide and 1.5 meters deep, running around the site, that suggests it served as a temporary Roman military camp.
|The unusual burials are part of one of the largest-ever excavations in the United Kingdom.|
At its height, some 250 archaeologists were working on the project, combing through 6,000 years of history contained within what looked like large and empty fields.