Murder or execution in Venta Icenorum?

"This is an abnormal burial," said archaeologist Will Bowden of the University of Nottingham, about the discovery of a male skeleton, buried with his hands tied behind his back. "It could be that the person was murdered or executed, although this is still a matter of speculation." (photo)

The skeleton, which was found at the Caistor St. Edmund excavation of the Roman town of Venta Icenorum near Norfolk, England, will be studied learn more about the cause of his death as well as is lifestyle and diet.