Sunday, December 2, 2012

Workmen find Roman ruins and 1,800-year-old handprint

"A major archaeological discovery was made in Teesdale after men working on a £1million spa found the remains of a Roman building – along with coins, pottery, glass and a roof tile with a Roman handprint on it. The discovery was made by  a construction team digging up land at The Morritt at Greta Bridge to install a green waste system for the hotel’s new development. Work had to be temporarily halted while experts were called in to investigate the buried remains.  Barbara Johnson, the owner of the hotel, said: “One side of me is really excited because I’m absolutely fascinated with what we’re finding here but on the other hand I find it totally frustrating that these Romans are halting our progress.”"

Read the rest of the article at Teesdale Mercury

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