The urns themselves have stayed safe underground for two millennia, despite being buried just 40cm below the surface, where local school children were until recently using the site as playing fields.
Three urns were found in one pit – possibly the remains of a family. A further two were found in two single pits but all five were in close proximity to each other. Remnants of a metal object, possibly a brooch, were also found in one of the urns.
Andy said: “We think there is a Roman burial ground there.”
Story: Debbie White, The Herts Advertiser | Photo: BMI Bath Clinic