"Most Faithful" Wife Still Honored After Centuries
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-03-21 08:37
A marble plaque bearing the inscription "Most Faithful" was found in a 3rd century Roman grave near Canterbury, England recently, speaking of a husband's gesture of eternal love. Archaeologists working on a dig in Kent, England discovered evidence of romance during Roman times when they uncovered the remains of a woman buried with a marble plaque bearing the incription "Most Faithful." The tablet, the only complete marble plaque ever discovered in this area, would have been buried with the woman as a token of her husband's love, according th experts. The woman is believed to have been a potter and the plaque may have been her husband's only possession of value, making its burial even more poignant. The remains have been dated to around 200 C.E.