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Leicester's Roman skeletons have 'African links'
Skeletons found in Leicester could be the earliest examples of African people living in the famously diverse city. The University of Leicester found 83 skeletons in a Roman graveyard dating back as early as the 2nd Century. Six with possible African ancestry is the first evidence of migrants from the continent in the city, experts said. Skeletons of African origin, dating from the same period, have been found in York and at Hadrian's Wall, but this is the first evidence in Leicester.
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