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Hidden beneath a parking lot in Leicester, England, archaeologists have discovered a 1,700-year-old Roman cemetery that seemed to show no religious bias.

The new discovery, found at the junction of Newarke and Oxford Streets, includes numerous burials and skeletal remains from 13 individuals, both male and female of various ages. The cemetery is estimated to date back to around A.D. 300, according to University of Leicester archaeologists who led the dig.

"We have literally only just finished the excavation and the finds are currently in the process of being cleaned and catalogued so that they can then be analyzed by the various specialists," John Thomas, archaeological project officer, told LiveScience in an email. Read more.

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    Right? It seems as though every parking lot there is paved over something of great historical significance.
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    So…..lets get rid of all the parking lots.
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    Još jedna arheološka priča s parkirališta, nakon što je prije nekoliko mjeseci također u Leicesteru ispod parkirališta...
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    ^ this! watch out what you might find under your house Charlie XD now i need to come visit even more, i love everything...
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    The National Trust announced today that henceforth, all archaeological discoveries were to be found beneath English...