Roman wall found under five star hotel

Excavations revealed remains of an ancient Roman wall in the courtyard of the Grand Hotel and Spa York in York, northern United Kingdom. The discovery was made during building of the hotels new extension – appropriately named Roman House.

Discovery of a Roman Wall (by MinsterFM)
Discovery of a Roman Wall (by MinsterFM)

Archaeologists revealed only a short length of the wall. The surveying team believes it likely formed part of a large public building. In later times a series of Victorian cellars were built on the site and could have disturbed the structure. The newly found remains are located under what was previously a public toilet block. The hotels new wing won’t impact the ancient wall. After archaeological assessment the structure will remain buried to protect it from construction work.

Excavations at the site (by MinsterFM)
Excavations at the site (by MinsterFM)

(after MinsterFM)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *