22 DECEMBRE 2017 NEWS: Fenstanton - Ilminster -
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ROYAUME UNI – Fenstanton - Archaeologists uncovered two cemeteries and a few isolated burials containing more than 20 individuals. More than 100kg of pottery and animal bones were also found, as well as bracelets, hair pins, over 200 coins, and 11kg of oyster shells that are likely to have been imported down the river from The Wash. As well as the usual ditches and pits, the dig also revealed wells, the footings of a substantial Roman building, and a smaller Anglo-Saxon building.
ROYAUME UNI – Ilminster - A Roman grave containing a lead coffin and more than 250 coins has been discovered in a field. The artefacts were found near Ilminster, Somerset, by a member of the Detecting for Veterans group and are believed to date from AD400.The coins are with the British Museum for cleaning and valuation. The site will be subject to further archaeological investigations in the new year. "This is a very special site, a rare discovery of lead coffins," Mr Croft said. "Lead ones that we know go from Shepton Mallet to Wiveliscombe, and this central part of Somerset - so this one is an unusual one."