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Bronze Age path 'to be explored'

Rotherwas Ribbon
The Rotherwas Ribbon was uncovered by workers building a new road

New investigations should begin soon at a major archaeological find uncovered in Herefordshire, it has been revealed.

The Rotherwas Ribbon, an ancient path of stones, was found by workmen at a Bronze Age site in 2007.

Dr Keith Ray, the county's archaeologist, said he was hopeful new surveys would establish where the pathway leads to.

Campaigners were angry plans for a major road went ahead and the path was built over following its discovery.

They urged Herefordshire Council to abandon the plans and instead turn the Rotherwas Ribbon into a tourist attraction.

However, Herefordshire Council said the Rotherwas access road was essential and councillors voted for a "protective membrane" over the stones to preserve them before work resumed.

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