London's Crossrail project unearths ancient Roman road, historic treasures

Crews at work on London's biggest construction project, the 73-mile Crossrail tunnel, have uncovered a Roman road, the remains of thousands of Londoners, a 2,000-year-old horseshoe, 16th-century jewelry and pieces of ships. The ancient road was built from clay, rammed earth, wood and human bones, which were washed out of a cemetery by a river and blended with the construction material. "This site is a rare, perhaps unprecedented opportunity," said Nick Elsden from the Museum of London.

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