Roman site uncovered in Scarborough hailed as first of its kind in UK

Roman site uncovered in Scarborough hailed as first of its kind in UK

The Guardian

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Remains of buildings near Yorkshire town said to be ‘most important Roman discovery of last decade’

When developers broke ground on the outskirts of Scarborough, they were hoping to build a housing estate ideal for first-time buyers, families and professionals, with en suites, off-street parking and integrated kitchens galore. But before shovels had even hit earth, they found someone else had got there first: the Romans.

The remains of a Roman settlement believed to be the first of its kind discovered in Britain – and possibly the whole Roman empire – has been uncovered near the North Yorkshire seaside town.

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