IN PICTURES: Amazing aerial views of Scarborough Roman villa hailed as world first

Last week it was revealed that archaeologists have made one of the most stunning Roman finds ever unearthed in Britain underneath a building site in Eastfield.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 11:36 am
Updated Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 10:02 am
A large complex of buildings have been revealed, including a circular central room with a number of other rooms and a bath-house leading from it.

This type of villa layout has never previously been found in Britain and it could even be the first example to be uncovered in the whole of the old Roman Empire.

Here are 13 amazing photos which show off the amazing discovery.

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Experts have said they have never seen anything like the discovery in Eastfield before.
A new aerial view of the site in Eastfield, Scarborough.
Aerial shots show off the scale of the site unearthed in Eastfield.
Archaeologists have been working hard on the site that was discovered last year.
The villa has a circular central room.
Archaeologists work on a wall at the site in Scarborough.
Experts believe the ruins are the foundations of a 'high-status' Roman villa, some sort of religious community or perhaps a combination of both.
The remains were discovered beneath a building site in Scarborough.
Archaeologists have discovered a huge complex of Roman buildings.
This type of villa layout has never previously been found in Britain and it could even be the first example to be uncovered in the whole of the old Roman Empire.
A Roman underfloor central heating system can be seen next to the circular room.
The developer will designate the area as green space, but it will be recorded, conserved and reburied.