Sunday, March 23, 2014

Cambridge University archaeologists find 'oldest' Roman irrigation system

It is thought the beds would have been used to grow grapes or asparagus

Excavations at a Cambridge University development have revealed what archaeologists believe is Britain's oldest-known Roman irrigation system.
Planting beds and pit wells were unearthed at the North West Cambridge site near Huntingdon Road.
Chris Evans from the university's archaeological unit said they dated from between 70 AD and 120 AD.
It was an "unparalleled discovery" and "effectively the first irrigation system we've seen", he said.
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