Entire Roman village is unearthed in Syon Park

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Remains of a Roman village have been discovered only half a metre below the ground in west London.

The site has remained undisturbed partly because it lies in the Grade I listed Syon Park and has been protected against ploughing in recent centuries. But it might never have come to light without plans to build a new Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

The hotel now plans to incorporate some of its Roman heritage into the finished building.

Archaeologists from the Museum of London continue to analyse objects including 11,500 fragments of Roman pottery, 100 coins and pieces of jewellery — such as parts of a gold ribbon bracelet — and burnt grain....

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