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

Links

We have collected links to various media reporting the news:

Leicester Mercuryhttp://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/look-ve-car-park/story-18846144-detail/story.html#axzz2SFKl8Dbv

Heritage Dailyhttp://www.heritagedaily.com/2013/05/1131/

BBChttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-22404032

Daily Mailhttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2318880/Is-left-park-Leicester-Roman-cemetery-archaeological-dig-ANOTHER-car-park-city.html?ico=news%5Eheadlines

The Daily Telegraphhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/10035514/Roman-cemetery-under-Leicester-car-park.html

The Times (subscribers only)http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/article3755133.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2013_05_02

NBChttp://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/03/18037962-ancient-roman-cemetery-unearthed-remains-of-13-found?lite

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