June 14, 2024

AndronETalksNews

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‘Astounding’ Roman statues unearthed at Norman church ruins on route of HS2

The Guardian

Arts and culture correspondent

 

Roman statues of a man, woman and child have been uncovered by archaeologists at an abandoned medieval church on the route of the HS2high-speed railway.

The discovery was “utterly astounding”, according to Rachel Wood, the lead archaeologist at the site in Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire. “They’re really rare finds in the UK,” she said.

“The statues are exceptionally well preserved, and you really get an impression of the people they depict – literally looking into the faces of the past is a unique experience.”

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