Roman artefacts found at Northampton abbey site
Archaeologists working on the restoration of Delapre Abbey in Northamptonshire have discovered a series of roman artefacts.
|Pottery and a small glass phial found on the site [Credit: ITV]|
The on-site archaeologist Iain Sode discovered a concentration of high-quality pottery, a glass vessel, and a copper alloy pin, all thought to be from the late Roman period.
"The discovery was a surprise, given that we’re in the lee of a medieval nunnery. Roman Delapre was not our first consideration. There are some really nice pieces here and, while there’s going to be some reconstruction necessary, they will be of value in telling the wider story of this site. It made all the damp mornings and aching backs worthwhile”, said archaeologist Iain Soden.
Source: ITV News [January 12, 2016]