Peterborough home of Roman "rich and famous"

A farm in Itter Crescent, outside Peterborough, England, has held a secret for nearly 2,000 years, a secret revealed by the recent discovery of "a substantial, two-floor courtyard limestone Roman villa with rooms floored with mosaic on the sides of a cobbled courtyard," on the site.

The villa and its outbuildings prove that Peterborough was an important Roman town, a fact was previously unknown. Peter Lee, chairman of the Peterborough Civic Society, said, “This is important for us as there are not many Roman sites in the city and will show the importance of Peterborough to the Romans.”