Monday, September 21, 2009

Archaeologists discover 2,000-year-old Roman salthouse in England

Archaeological excavations at the planned 1.5 billion pounds port at Coryton, England, have revealed a 2,000-year-old Roman salthouse.

According to the Echo, the site where the mine was found is due to become a wildlife area, protecting a range of birds, animals and plants to offset any disruption caused during the construction of the port.

Xavier Woodward, a spokesman for DP World, which is the global company behind the port development, confirmed a Roman salt roundhouse had been discovered.

The find has not been classed as of national significance, but is of regional value, he said.

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