A flood bank, dated to 3rd-4th century AD was discovered during excavations in Gloucester, United Kingdom, at a site of a demolished bus station. The banks were constructed to protect the Roman city of Glevum.
The excavations revealed that the flood bank was created with bricks and stones taken from demolished buildings. They reinforced the southern bank of the river Twever to protect the settlement from flooding. In the vicinity of the discovered structure no traces of buildings were found so far. The archaeologists believe that the are might have been to boggy and thus unsuitable for construction.
(after BBC News)