Residents of Hereford in England had hoped for improvements to their road.
Instead, an archaeological survey has found remains of a much older road - one
dating back to Roman times.
A cobbled roadway once linked the Roman towns of Kenchester and Stretton
Grandison. Today it lies beneath a modern road in Hereford. A recent
archaeological survey, conducted before repairs could be made to the modern
road, unearthed the 2,000-year-old road as well as Roman pottery and cremated
Julian Cotton, Herefordshire Council's Archaeological Advisor,
said that care would be taken to preserve the historical integrity of the
site, especially due to the "sensitive nature" of some of the artifacts.
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