[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Wednesday, 5 January, 2005, 09:04 GMT
Builders find chariot race track
A Roman-style chariot race at the Puy du Fou themepark
Archaeologists are studying the site to determine its significance
The remains of the largest Roman chariot racing track outside Italy may have been found under an army barracks being redeveloped in Colchester.

New homes are going up on a 209-acre site where builders preparing the groundworks excavated what they believe is a 2,000-year-old race track.

Developers Taylor Woodrow said they are asking Essex county archaeologists to judge if their suspicions are right.

A spokesman said: "It will be a great find if it is proved to be true."

The project may be delayed if archaeologists decide to carry out a full excavation and investigation.

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


News Front Page | Africa | Americas | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East | South Asia
UK | Business | Entertainment | Science/Nature | Technology | Health
Have Your Say | In Pictures | Week at a Glance | Country Profiles | In Depth | Programmes
Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific