England | Archaeologists find remains of Roman trading settlement near London
Archaeologists have unearthed a large Roman trading settlement while working on a railway project in Northamptonshire, England, reports Adela Suliman of the Washington Post. The site contains more than 30 roundhouses, other stone buildings, wells, a 30-foot-wide road, coins, and jewelry, per Evening Standard’s Emily Davies.
For the past year, around 80 archaeologists hired by High Speed Two Limited (HS2 Ltd), a publicly funded government company in charge of the rail project, have been excavating near the village of Chipping Warden, 80 miles northwest of London. The site is one of more than 100 fields that have been examined along the HS2 route from London to Birmingham since construction began in 2018, reports Aisha Rimi for the Independent.