Roman High Street Provides Historic Walk
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2003-05-21 18:38
Daily Telegraph: A 200-yard stretch of Roman village life has been unearthed by archaeologists
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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