2nd century Roman waterwheel found in Cumbria

A team of volunteer archaeologists has discovered a rare Roman waterwheel dating to the first or second century C.E. near Cockermouth, an ancient market town in Cumbria, England. (photos)

“It is clear to see now that the settlement extended into Cockermouth and that the river actually flowed through this site, making it an important part of life back then,” said Mark Graham, the investigative archaeologists for the team. The waterwheel is only the second found in England.