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Father Of All Britons Found ~~ Can This Be True?

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The father(?) of all Britions found?
Transvestite Ancient Roman Unearthed in Britain


LONDON (Reuters) - The remains of a young Roman man who dressed as a woman and probably castrated himself show a previously unknown side of Britain's ancient history, archaeologists said Tuesday.

Excavations at Catterick, northern England, unearthed the skeleton of a fourth century man buried wearing a jet necklace and bracelet, a shale armlet and a bronze anklet.

"He is the only man wearing this array of jewelry who has ever been found from a late Roman cemetery in Britain," Dr. Pete Wilson, senior archaeologist at English Heritage told Reuters.

"In life he would have been regarded as a transvestite and was probably a gallus -- one of the followers of the goddess Cybele who castrated themselves in her honor."

Although the skeleton was discovered in 1981, it took nearly 20 years for archeologists to work out the puzzle of a male body adorned with female jewelry.

The mother-Earth goddess Cybele was worshipped in noisy public festivals and would-be priests castrated themselves using special ornamented clamps.

Post-castration, Cybele's priests wore jewelry, highly colored female robes and turbans or tiaras complemented by female hair styles.

Ouch...just had to share this after finding it on one of our, US, sites. Knew that you would enjoy...and won't be offended if it is moved over to the Sex thread...just posting it here for familiarity!

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Diesel, im sure you are well aware of where the Romans came from. It wasnt Britain.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Balddog:
    <STRONG>Diesel, im sure you are well aware of where the Romans came from. It wasnt Britain.</STRONG>

    They didn't?

    Shit
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Balddog, it isn't where they came from but rather what they left behind that counts.

    Actually, I just thought it a funny story about an archaeological find so drug it over from one of our sites...! Probably ought to post it on the Sex thread but don't have time for all the 'interest' and such.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I thought everyone came from Britain? <IMG SRC="confused.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    And Diesel, its better here than in sex, believe me!

    It took them 20 years to work out that someone wearing womens jewlery was a transvestite?!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Mindless all the way:
    <STRONG>I thought everyone came from Britain? <IMG SRC="confused.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"></STRONG>

    Only the intelligent, courageous and hard working people. The others come from France <IMG SRC="tongue.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Diesel:
    <STRONG>Balddog, it isn't where they came from but rather what they left behind that counts.
    </STRONG>

    Ill wager I can dig out a story detailing the homosexual exploits of a 'Father of all Americans' somewhere. Someone in the original settlements must have been a bum bandit....I guess it explains CA.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
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