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An archaeological dig in Cambridge has revealed the site’s history from the Bronze Age to its role in World War II.

Excavation of the site in the north-west of the city began in October, ahead of a large-scale University of Cambridge development.

Roman roads and World War II practice trenches were amongst the discoveries.

Christopher Evans of Cambridge Archaeological Unit said: “Something that is going to be vibrant in the future was also vibrant in the past.”

Archaeologists believe the site was first colonised for settlement in the Bronze Age and subsequently saw an Iron Age settlement.

Mr Evans said the dig was the one of the largest excavations to have taken place in Cambridgeshire and had unearthed a “thriving” Roman settlement, from around 60-350AD. Read more.

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