Leicester archaeologists discover more hidden history beneath the ruins of the Jewry Wall Museum

Archaeologists from the University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) have uncovered a wealth of history hidden beneath the earth around the Jewry Wall Museum.

The team, led by Gavin Speed, has already unearthed Roman walls, pottery and human remains during exploratory work at the popular city attraction, near St Nicolas Circle.

It is part of £5 million project by Leicester City Council to enhance the museum.

However, before construction of a new walkway over the southern edge of the ruins can begin, archaeologists must first evaluate the site and determine whether there is anything of historical value which can be collected or documented.

Human remains have also been discovered in the trench closest to St. Nicholas Church - which stands to the north east of the site.

Dr Gavin Speed, the site director of the University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS), said: “A collapsed wall aligned with Roman street grid, floors, overlaying demolition of tile, brick, painted wall plaster fragments, pottery, glass, nails, and other Roman layers, were found in all of the trenches."

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