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Roman graveyard found in quarry near Fairford
Archaeologists have unearthed a large Roman cemetery in a Gloucestershire gravel quarry near Fairford.
It is believed that more than 100 people were buried at the site near Fairford which dates back 1,600 years.
Experts are reported to have said that the find is unusual because no big settlements are known to have existed nearby in the Roman era.
Dr Alex Smith, Oxford Archaeology's project manager said: "We believe a small Roman farm lies immediately to the west, and it may be that the cemetery acted as a communal burial ground for the local rural population."
: 12/05/2006 08:12:46
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