They paved cemeteries and built up a parking lot in Leicester

A 1,700-year-old cemetery with 13 remains has been found beneath a car park in Leicester. Some jewellery and accessories are found along the bodies, which were discovered  beneath a car park on Oxford Street.

The site would have been 130m beyond the walls of Roman Leicester. The bodies found are of a mix of ages and gender and there are signs of both pagan and Christian burial within the site.

The site of newly-discovered Roman burials under excavation below a car park in Leicester


We have collected links to various media reporting the news:

Leicester Mercury

Heritage Daily


Daily Mail

The Daily Telegraph

The Times (subscribers only)


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