Archaeologists find Roman Shrine Under Cathedral


(photo attribution by Yossi Zaidner)

Addie Bond, Staff Writer

Archaeologists from the University of Leicester found what they believe to be a Roman shrine while excavating the grounds of Leicester Cathedral. There are predictions that it is a cellar of a Roman building and part of a 1,800-year-old altar stone. At the site, they also found Roman coins and poetry.

The University of Leicester previously found the remains of Richard III in 2013. This medieval king was located under the Leichesater city parking lot. The Leicester Cathedral is being restored after these findings and will also be home to the tomb of Richard III. The archaeological team will continue to dig up more of the Roman past in Leicester.


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