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Roman settlement found under British road

At the beginning of the year in North England, in North Yorkshire, a very interesting discovery was made. During construction works carried out on the A1 from London to Edinburgh (Scotland), the remains of a very early and rich Roman settlement were found.

Among the artifacts that were digged up from the ground are: shoes, cups, a rare silver ring, keys, a glass vessel, writing tools or a sculpture made of amber. As researchers estimate, the findings and foundations of the buildings are dated to about 60 CE.

Discovered finds prove that the people who lived here were rich, and Roman objects in this part of England from the first century CE, prove that the Romans were intensely expanding to the north.

However, the Roman settlement was inhabited relatively short – 20-30 years. Then in the south a larger city began to emerge – known as Cataractonium, which was famous for making leather items for the army. Probably the inhabitants of the discovered settlements moved to Cataractonium.

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