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A 1,000-year-old bust has been discovered in Britain

The discoveries were made on the site of a medieval church in Stoke, Monteville, 70 km northwest of London. The bust is Roman and is believed to have been lying on the ground for over 1,000 years.

According to Rachel Wood, the chief archaeologist working in Stoke, Monteville, these are very rare in the UK.

– The statues are exceptionally well preserved and you really get the look of the people they depict – he says that seeing the faces of the past really is a unique experience. Defender.

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Chief Archaeologist Rachel Wood has placed the woman’s head on the other bust.

Photo: HS2

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Chief Archaeologist Rachel Wood shows pieces of a hexagonal glass jug.

Photo: HS2


The Roman hexagonal glass jug was also discovered. Although it is believed to have been in the ground for more than 1,000 years, large pieces of the jug still remain intact. Considering how well preserved it is, there is only one invention that can be compared to a glass jug – a ship on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

There have been archaeologists On site for six months, as part of the work of laying the tracks for the new high-speed train. The former medieval church was built in 1080, abandoned in the late 19th century and demolished 50 years ago.

Archaeologists have unearthed a large burial mound that has been in use for over 900 years, with the most recent burial mound in the early 20th century. Experts believe that before the church was established, the site was used as a Roman tomb. The remains of 3,000 people will be exhumed and currently buried elsewhere.

The findings were announced Friday A press release From the high-speed rail project known as HS2.

During the work with HS2, further discoveries were made. Discovered in 2019 Remnants of Captain Matthew Flinders, Investigators in the Royal Navy 200 years after he died.

His relatives, who are currently alive, were informed of the discovery. Descendants of the Flinders family and the local community in which the captain grew up demanded that his remains be returned to the village where he grew up and that the remains of Matthew Flinders be taken to the church where he was born.

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