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Roman cauldron discovered in Norway


Roman cauldron discovered in Norway

In Norway, a bronze cauldron was discovered, which, as it turned out, comes from the Roman Empire. The cremated corpse of a deceased person was placed in the object.

The object is dated from 150-300 CE. The discovery occurred in Gylland, in the Trøndelag region, in central Norway. After cremating the body and placing the ashes in the bowl, the cauldron was covered or wrapped in birch bark, and then covered with stones. The vessel was in not good condition before it served as an urn. Traces of repairs prove this.

These types of vessels were made in Italy and Roman provinces, including next to the Rhine. Kettles were often traded and used as gifts.

So far, about 50 such Roman vessels have been found in central Norway. This proves that Roman trade reached really far beyond the borders of the Empire, and Roman objects reached all the way to Scandinavia.

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