Section of Roman road uncovered beneath York Minster

Published on December 14th, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks

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Construction work has revealed a section of Roman road beneath York Minster, England.

Ian Milsted, lead archaeologist at the trust, said: “It’s a huge privilege to be revealing pieces of the past in such an iconic building, all of it contributing to our picture of life in ancient York.”

He added the street, probably part of the Via Quintana, would have been used for several centuries and appears to have been frequently patched and repaired.

Roman York (Eboracum) was founded in AD71 and remained a major military and economic hub in Roman Britain until the early 5th Century.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: Dean and Chapter of York Minster

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