Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pupils get involved in dig for Roman remains | This is Gloucestershire

ROMAN remains scattered across Kingsholm are just some of the historical treasures hoping to be unearthed by archeologists as part of a series of heritage open days.

Kingsholm was the site of the first Roman fort in Gloucester at around 55AD. Denmark Road and London Road were both created by the Romans and the area was also once home to an Anglo Saxon Palace.

A trench behind a 12th century chapel and a leper hospital also made the area a prime burial ground.

Led by Gloucestershire County Council outreach archaeologist Anna Morris, digs are taking place from now until June to try and find artefacts in an area rich in historical value.

“We invited children from Kingsholm Primary School to visit the dig at Hillfield Gardens as it tied in with a project they were doing in class called Rotten Romans,” she said. “We found a Victorian tiled greenhouse that was interesting.

“The site was the ninth of 20 we are doing in the area and anyone interested can sign up to pay a visit.”

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