Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Roman items found at royal village
Archaeologists have unearthed a Roman coffin and skeletons at the Prince of Wales's model village, a charity said.

The dig gives an insight into life in Poundbury, Dorset, from Neolithic times through to the Bronze Age and Iron Age.

A team of archaeologists from charity Wessex Archaeology has been working on the Duchy of Cornwall land near Poundbury Hillfort ahead of further development.

The coffin is believed to be made from Portland stone, dating back to the late Roman period, and has been removed from the site.