Roman artifacts found in English molehills

Published on April 25th, 2012 | by Admin


Archaeologists in England are sifting through the dirt churned up by burrowing moles to find ancient Roman artifacts.

Epiacum, an isolated Roman fort close to the Cumbrian border 12 miles south of Hadrian’s Wall, is a scheduled ancient monument and as such, any excavation is banned on site.

But humans has never yet introduced any law understood by Mr Mole – and scores of them are churning up Roman artefacts at Epiacum – or Whitley Castle – as they push out their molehills.

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Story: Paul Tully, The Journal | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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