Roman Villa Discovered Under Nottingham Sugar Beet Field
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2003-06-28 07:00
Evening Post: Plans to expand the A46 in Nottinghamshire are on hold after the discovery of
the remains of a Roman villa.
The British government would like to expand the A46 through Nottingham,
England, but archaeologists have thrown a spanner in the works. Experts from
the Trent and Peak Archaeological Society at the University of Nottingham have
discovered the remains of a 4th century Roman villa under a sugar beet field
owned by James Fisher, land that surrounds the area of the A46. Magnetic
machines were used to test the soil and turned up the outline of a Roman villa.
"I wasn't shocked about the finding because there have been other excavations
around here in the past. We knew there would be Roman remains around here
somewhere," said Fisher.
So far, archaeologists have found pottery, tiles and slate and even though the
building is thought to be a "high status development" there are no plans to
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