Unsolved Murders


Age: unknown

Sex: male

Date: 30 Nov 0299

Place: Carlisle

The face of a man murdered 1,700 years ago in Cumbria has been reconstructed for a museum exhibition.

The skull, which had a hole caused by a weapon, was discovered during building work at The Lanes shopping centre, in Carlisle.

The city's Tullie House museum was awarded funding from the Local Heritage Initiative to reconstruct his face and it goes on display on Wednesday.

Staff will tell the man's story as part of a Roman death in Cumbria exhibition.