Roman burial ground a surprise for Lincolnshire archaeologists

Water company workers in Lincolnshire, England were surprised recently to uncover a very large Roman cemetery dating to the 1st century CE. So far the graves have yielded artifacts as well as 30 skeletons.

Naomi Field, director of Lindsey Archaeological Services said, "The biggest surprise was finding the cemetery itself. We weren't as surprised about the ditches we found as aerial photographs indicated there may be some. But we weren't prepared for the scale of the site as the ditches are very big and deep."