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Last Updated: Thursday, 6 November, 2003, 06:53 GMT
Roman well found in building site
Archaeologists in Worcester have discovered a Roman well under the site of a proposed footpath.

It was discovered on a construction site in The Butts near to a small section of the surviving medieval city wall.

It has now been refilled to allow a pathway to be built over the top of it.

Archaeologist Mike Napthan, who made the discovery, said it was the first Roman structure to be found in the city intact.

He said it proved that Romans continued to live in the area into the fourth century.

Archaeologists first thought the well was medieval, but artefacts recovered from inside it during excavation prove it was in use in about 380 ad.

It is hoped the artefacts found inside the well will be put on display at the city's museum.


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