This Side of the Pond
Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman
January 20, 2022
When a story from the UK made it across the pond last week, I couldn’t figure out what the fuss was about. Why was everyone so excited about a Roman ruin?
In case you didn’t happen across the news, archaeologists found the remains of a Roman settlement in Northamptonshire while digging along the route that will one day be a high-speed railway.
It might seem strange to hire archaeologists for the dirt work, but it’s actually a pretty cool preservation project. The rail link will span 150 miles between London and Birmingham, which means it will permanently cover a significant chunk of l...