'Hidden' Roman fort relies on moles

May 01, 2013, 09:49 AM

The Epiacum Roman Fort in the North Pennines, one of the best preserved Roman Forts in the former Empire, contains many roman artefacts that are not allowed to show up with a metal detector. However moles have been digging up all manner of stuff and a team has been sifting through it.

Elaine Edgar, who with her husband owns the farm on which the fort lies, and Paul Frodsham, archaeologist with the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, describe the discoveries.

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