Moles recover artifacts from Roman Fort

Published on May 9th, 2013 | by Admin

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Archaeologists have been finding ancient artifacts in piles of dirt left behind by moles digging through the Roman fort of Epiacum in Cumbria, England.

As well as fragments of pottery and glass, the moles have dragged up some attractive and intact artefacts.

A molehill recently pushed up a piece of Samian ware – a type of brown pottery common on Roman sites – thought to be a stand for a vase or bowl, or possibly an egg cup.

Last year they discovered a jet bead and a decorative bronze dolphin.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: BBC News

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