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Ian Milstead Lead Archaeologist from YAT cleaning Roman Road beneath York Minster.
A SECTION of Roman Road has been discovered beneath York Minster.
Archaeologists from York Archaeological Trust unearthed it during construction work on the new visitor development in the Undercroft, a Minster spokeswoman said today.
The archaeologists believe the road was a backstreet, part of the Via Quintana, and believe it ran behind the Roman basilica that once stood on the Minster site.
A Minster spokeswoman said: "The backstreet was used for hundreds of years and was frequently patched and repaired, falling into disuse at the same time as the Basilica itself."
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