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Iron Age road found in England

A Pre-Roman road which dates back to the first century A.D. has been uncovered in Shropshire, England.

The long-held belief that the Romans introduced “proper” roads to the UK has been thrown into doubt after the discovery of a thoroughfare engineered by iron age Britons.

Archaeologists working at a quarry in Shropshire have found a metalled and cambered road dated to the first century BC – around 100 years before the Roman invasion.

The discovery seems to show that the iron age Britons were better and more imaginative engineers than they are generally given credit for.

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Story: Steven Morris, The Guardian | Photo: James Reed PR/SLR

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