Roman High Street Provides Historic Walk

Daily Telegraph: A 200-yard stretch of Roman village life has been unearthed by archaeologists in Northamptonshire. Travelers to Northamptonshire in England may take a stroll through history by walking down a section of Roman road, complete with shops and a roadside shrine. The site was discovered when workman began excavating for a housing project. Now archaeologists believe that the site is so large it may take many years to uncover its secrets.

The site appears to be a typical Roman roadside settlement of at least 18 buildings, possibly homes, stores and workshops. Excavations have also uncovered two shrines which included hundreds of offerings of pottery, coins or jewelry. The settlement is believed to have been built in the second century CE.

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