Category archives for: Discoveries

Britain’s biggest Iron Age dyke system gets even bigger

Current excavations on the site of the former Hyderabad barracks have revealed what appears to be part of a defensive dyke. Camulodunum, the original Colchester, was protected by the largest complex of Late Iron Age and early Roman earthworks in the country. This latest discovery appears to be a previously unknown eastward extension to the […]

Abbey church find – come visit!

There will be an opportunity for you to see the newly-discovered remains of the great abbey church of St John’s. If you are interested, all you have to do is turn up on site between 11.00 am and 3.00 pm this coming Sunday (27th February) when members of CAT will be on hand to explain […]

Grammar School dig on Facilis site?

Disappointment at the Grammar School. No sign of Facilis and every sign that somebody had already excavated the site down to about a metre in depth. We dug the foundation trenches for the school’s new building in case there was any important archeological remains there. The idea is that we dig exactly where the foundations […]

Digging up Toto’s

The area around Museum Street and Castle Bailey is of exceptional archaeological interest. The south precinct wall of the Temple of Claudius has been investigated several times over the years. Less well-known are the remains of the medieval gateway leading into the castle bailey. More evidence for this has come to light recently during the […]

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