Roman cemetery could rewrite history of Roman Banwell

Construction on a UK£3.6million main between Banwell and Hutton, England is being held up while archaeologists investigate an unearthed Roman cemetery, possibly linked to a villa, containing a huge hoard of artifacts. (photos)

“The excavation has been described as potentially the most important for 100 years in North Somerset,” said Jeremy Williams of Bristol Water, the company constructing the pipeline. Among the discoveries from the cemetery are "several human burials, 9,000 pieces of pottery, several copper brooches and a coin from the reign of Roman emperor Constantine the Great."