Roman fort destroyed by modern construction team

The Daily Express reports that the Roman fort at Caister, near Yarmouth, England, along with hundreds of artifacts, was destroyed when permission was given for builders to excavate on an archaeological site.

David Gurney, principal archaeologist at Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service, said, “This was the first chance to dig a trench across the defences at Caister fort since the Sixties. We lost the opportunity to go through the different layers and recover objects that would have helped us review the dating of the fort defences."

Correction.

The fort was not destroyed. A trench was dug by the excavators because there was a misunderstanding as to who was supposed to be where and when.