Roman ‘Brothel’ Deaths still Disputed
A couple of years ago the media picked up on a grisly history story: the bodies of ninety-seven very young children, who were allegedly killed at a Roman villa in Britain, from 150 – 200 AD. The theory put forward at the time came from Dr. Jill Eyers, who argued that the site was that of a brothel, and the infant deaths a by-product. Now, several years later, and Eyers is more convinced than ever by the theory, but there are still doubts from other experts. As the topic is appearing in a new BBC series, they’re helping promote it by getting quotes and arguments from the opposing sides, and have put them in this article. Some will find it grim reading.
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