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Ancient Roman gate discovered
By Wendy Brading
PART of Colchester's ancient Roman wall has been uncovered.
Parts of the South Gate were discovered while gas mains were being laid by Morrisons in Queen Street, Colchester.
Philip Crummy, director and chief archaeologist of the Colchester Archaeological Trust, said the remains found showed the original Roman gate had been remodelled in medieval times.
Mr Crummy said: "We have been monitoring the gas works and came across the South Gate in the town.
"We know that was pulled down in 1818, so this is the first time anyone has seen it since then.