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Wrexham Roman villa found by detectorists

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BBC News wrote:Wrexham Roman villa uncovered by metal detectorists
13 Nov 2020
A Roman villa has been found near Wrexham - the first of its kind in north east Wales.

Metal detectorists found Roman material at the site, sparking a remote sensing survey by archaeologists who have found evidence of a buried structure.

The remains, in a field in Rossett, include stone and tile buildings around a central courtyard.

An archaeology lecturer involved said it may change understanding of the area in Roman Britain.

Artefacts have been found from the late 1st Century and early 4th Century, suggesting the villa was occupied for the majority of Roman rule in Britain.
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