"Unexpected but important " Roman find in Bedford, England

Workers at a construction site in Bedford, England recently discovered a section of wall dating to Roman times. Further discoveries included roofing tiles, floor tiles and pottery, leading experts to believe the artifacts belonged to a Roman villa.

Other Roman buildings, mostly farm houses, have previously been identified in the area, but the site in Manton Lane is the first "significant" find. Dave Hodgson, Mayor of Bedford Borough, said: “This was a completely unexpected but important discovery.