Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Caernarfon dig finds Roman construction site and medieval cemetery

Aerial view of the site

A dig on a piece of land in Gwynedd destined for a new school has resulted in the first discovery in Wales of a Roman construction camp.
The Caernarfon dig was carried out before the new Ysgol yr Hendre school was built, but the results of detailed analysis have only been released.
An early medieval cemetery was also unearthed from a later, lesser known period of Caernarfon's history.
The Romans had a fort called Segontium near Caernarfon from AD77 until AD393.
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