Gardens of entire Leicestershire village dug up for BBC Four archaeology series

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The residents of an entire Leicestershire village have joined a dig to find archaeological remains, with over 200 people involved in the excavation which found relics stretching back as far as the Roman Empire.

The dig took place in Kibworth, just off the A6. It even involved taking up the tarmac of the car park at the local pub, the Coach and Horses, so that the earth below could be excavated.

The results will be seen in a new series on BBC Four this autumn, Story of England, presented by the historian Michael Wood.

Finds from the dig included Samian pottery from Roman times, prehistoric flint blades and part of an Anglo-Saxon bone comb, as well as 1,200-year-old Middle Saxon pottery....

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