Early Roman burials wow Cirencester experts

Neil Holbrook, chief executive at Cotswold Archaeology, said he "can't underestimate the potential significance" of the discovery of more than 40 graves, dating to early Roman times, in Cirencester, England.

Items discovered include two bracelets made of green glass beads, jet beads, shale and copper alloy, and a 2nd century pottery flagon found in a child's grave. Sonia Gravestock, of St James's Place Wealth Management which owns the site, said: "We were excited to discover that such a significant Roman site was located under our feet."