Roman remains face obliteration at Southwark site (UK)

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Archaeologists fear 1,000 years of history may be shovelled into skips as time runs out on a key site in London. Harvey Sheldon, an officer of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society, called the situation at the church of St George the Martyr, in Southwark, where substantial evidence of Roman buildings may be destroyed without being recorded, "a disgrace". Yesterday he made a last ditch appeal to church authorities to give more time for excavation, before heavy machinery moves onto the site.

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