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Bronze Age homes unearthed in East Anglian Fens

Archaeologists working in the Cambridgeshire Fens have uncovered what could the best-preserved Bronze Age dwellings ever found in Britain.

The large, circular houses at Must Farm at Whittlesey near Peterborough stood on stilts over a river 3,000 years ago.

Bronze Age homes which have been buried for 3,000 years have been unearthed near Peterborough. Credit: ITV News Anglia

It's not the first time archaeological finds of world importance have been unearthed in the Anglia region, which has provided rich pickings for history hunters.

  • In the 1930s the famous Sutton Hoo burial ground was unearthed, it's now believed that it could have been the last resting place of the Anglo Saxon King Raedwald.
  • In 1998 the Sea Henge site was uncovered in Holme next the Sea in North Norfolk, it was an important ceremonial site during the bronze age.
  • In 2014 fossilised footprints were found on the Norfolk coast. They are around 900,000 years old and belong to the first humans to settle in northern Europe.

Click below to watch a report on what's been dubbed Britain's Pompeii from ITV News Anglia's Olivia Kinsley



Owner 'devastated' by ram-raid but glad robbers didn't get away with any cash

Raj has owned the building since the late 70s.

The owner of a building in Whittlesey said he's 'devastated' after a ram-raid by robbers in the early hours of this morning.

Cambridgeshire police were called at 2.55am to reports of a group of men attempting to remove an ATM at Delph Service Station in West Delph.

Raj, who has owned the building since the early 70s said he's glad they didn't get away with any cash.

Thieves leave empty handed during Whittlesey service station ram-raid

Delph Service Station destroyed during ram-raid.

Police say a group of ram-raiders who targeted a service station in Whittlesey failed to get away with the cash machine.

Two trucks, a forklift and a JCB were used during the attempted theft in the early hours of this morning at Delph Service Station in West Delph.

As a result the building has been left badly damaged and fire crews have closed down the station for safety reasons.

Obviously, they've used a lot of brute force with the JCB to smash through the wall, I think several members of the public called us, I think the offenders were disturbed and they made off, leaving the JCB and the stolen vehicle here.

Well, obviously, on occasions people do live in these sorts of places and sleep on the premises and I'm guessing the criminals just wouldn't have known that, they'd have taken pot luck and smashed through the wall, regardless of the consequences for anybody who might've been inside.

– Det Insp David Murphy
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