News (Archaeology) New light shed on Royal sex scandal as ancient Roman remains unearthed


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Scattered across the site and buried in a series of pits, the archaeologists have found large quantities of high-status Roman products.

A remarkable archaeological investigation is shedding new light on the Roman conquest of Britain – and on the geopolitical background to one of the murkiest royal sex scandals of British history.

Excavations in Yorkshire have unearthed the first ever archaeological evidence of high-status Roman influence in northern Britain.

It appears to confirm ancient historical accounts of a political and military alliance between the Roman Empire and northern Britain’s largest native kingdom.