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Last Updated: Friday, 18 June, 2004, 05:38 GMT 06:38 UK
Dig reveals Roman relics in town
Roman artefacts have been discovered in a new archaeological dig in the centre of Shepton Mallet.

Experts working on the largest project for 10 years in Somerset say they have found relics left behind by residents of the town nearly 2,000 years ago.

The dig is next to the site of a similar excavation in 1990 on the Fosse Lane Industrial Estate, which revealed the remains of a Roman town.

The project is being carried out before a retail unit is built on the site.

A Somerset County Council spokesperson said members of the public would be able to visit the dig on Saturday, 17 July and Saturday, 24 July.

There are also a limited number of spaces for volunteers who want to help with the excavation.


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