One of the “most impressive” archaeological finds recently was discovered in Northamptonshire, England.
A group of about 80 archaeologists have discovered the entire Roman city, which consists of 30 houses.
They have found artifacts dating back to Roman times. Old and valuable objects were found as a result of the excavation of the project called “HS2 railway”.
According to experts, archeology has the potential to “change our understanding” of the Roman Empire. It writes HS2 in one pers conference.
Blackgrounds, where the objects were found, dates back to the 18th century.
Excavation project leaders believe the objects are “high quality” and the extent to which what has been found has exceeded all expectations.
There was a ten meter wide road through the city, indicating that it was a busy area where carts with goods were transported.
Some unique items
Analysis of the findings shows that the city continued to develop and become more prosperous during the Roman Empire period, with new stone buildings and more streets, according to Sky News.
Archaeologists from MOLA Headland Infrastructure believe that it is likely that the people who lived there gradually adopted the new Roman building techniques.
More than 300 Roman coins have been found and archaeologists estimate that the inhabitants’ wealth came from trade.
Other finds were also in the form of glass vases, decorative ceramics, jewelry, and objects used for makeup.
A group of archaeologists have also found links, which they believe may indicate that there was forced labor or criminal activity in the city.
The design of the city indicates that the settlement is divided into several areas. A well-preserved workshop, stove and several wells have been found.
In one area, the soil has a red color, which may indicate that this area burns very often. The architects believed that this area was where they baked bread or made pottery.
Several archaeological finds have been made during the excavation of the railroad tracks. The MOLA excavation project site manager, James West, said that this was without a doubt one of the most impressive discoveries that MOLA has made while working on the HS2 excavation.
“The highlight for me was learning and understanding the history of the Blackgrounds, which we now know has existed for several eras,” West said in a press release, adding:
– To find a large and well preserved Roman road and so many high quality finds is simply amazing. It can tell us a lot about the people who live there. This city truly has the potential to change our understanding of the Roman Empire.
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