Roman town over 2,000 years old unearthed along train construction route in the UK

A Roman city over 2,000 years old has been unearthed along the route of the HS2 high-speed line.

The find includes ancient artifacts such as pottery, jewelry, and over 300 coins.

Considered one of the most important during the train line project, it sits at an undisclosed site in south Northamptonshire where 80 archaeologists have been digging for a year.

A 32-foot-wide Roman road runs through what had been an Iron Age village, indicating that it would have been occupied by carts for trade due to its proximity to the River Cherwell.

The coins also indicate “significant” trade.

Glass vessels, decorative pottery, jewelry, and even evidence of makeup have been found at the site – known as Blackgrounds after its black soil.

Site manager James West of the Museum of London Archeology Headland Infrastructure said: “Discovering such a well-preserved and grand Roman road and so many high-quality finds has been extraordinary and tells us so much about the people who lived here.

The city is one of more than 100 archaeological sites discovered on the route since 2018.

He will appear in the BBC documentary Two Digging for Britain.

This article originally appeared on The Sun and has been reprinted here with permission.

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