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Roman highway unearthed in Britain

The remains of a Roman highway which linked London and Exeter has been uncovered in England.

Constructed by Roman invaders, the 85 ft wide earthwork stands more than 15 ft high and consists of a sweeping road with deep ditches at the side.

It was so densely covered by trees that although its existence was known about, it could not be found until now.

One of the country’s first roads, it was uncovered when the Forestry Commission, acting at the behest of English Heritage expert Peter Addison, cleared the Norway spruce fir trees in Puddletown Forest.

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Story: SIFY | Photo: Wikipedia Commons

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