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Intact Roman well unearthed in England

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An intact well, dating back to the Late Roman period, has been found on the campus of the University of York in England.

The well, which is thought to have been in use for several decades in the late 4th and early 5th centuries, was unearthed during archaeological excavations on the site of the University’s campus expansion at Heslington East.

From at least the Early Bronze Age, a range of methods were used here to access natural springs, including watering holes and primitive wells. In contrast, this Late Roman feature was carefully engineered, positioned high on a hillside and used newly acquired, good-quality masonry.

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Story: Science Daily | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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