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Caernarfon dig unearths Roman and medieval remains

A dig on a piece of land in Gwynedd destined for a new school has resulted in the first discovery in Wales of a Roman construction camp.

The Caernarfon dig was carried out before the new Ysgol yr Hendre school was built, but the results of detailed analysis have only been released.

An early medieval cemetery was also unearthed from a later, lesser known period of Caernarfon's history.

Jane Kenney, senior archaeologist at the Gwynedd Archaeological Trust, explains more to Oliver Hides on BBC Radio Wales.

  • 04 Jun 2013