Big Roman dig starts in Lancaster

Lancaster and District Heritage Group. Roman Dig.
Lancaster and District Heritage Group. Roman Dig.
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The city’s first major archaeological dig in 40 years kicks off tomorrow, Thursday, near Lancaster Castle.

Lancaster District Heritage Group will be leading the dig at Quay Meadow, between the castle and St George’s Quay, and will be on site for six days.

Lancaster and District Heritage Group. Roman Dig. The site

Lancaster and District Heritage Group. Roman Dig. The site

The group is hoping to uncover a Roman port on the site, after a geophysical survey carried out las year recorded a grid pattern under the ground.

The group will be joined by Time Team’s Raksha Dave.