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Gladiator glass find in Northampton

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Archaeologists found the ancient fragment of glass on the site of a villa nearNether Heyford last week and it was displayed to the public for the first time at the weekend.


"Carved Roman glass like this is not a common find. It would have been very expensive and it's a very special piece. It gives us a clear idea of the status the villa had."

The carved glass was found in the bath house of the Roman Villa, which was discovered in a field near Nether Heyford four years ago.

Other finds at the site have included more than 300 Roman coins, pottery, jewellery and animal bones.

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What kind of people you think lived there?

Ex-soliders, governers, vacation spot for the rich (england:?)?

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