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Roman eagle gives us clues about life long ago

Video. Now it's regarded as the finest ever Roman sculpture found here in recent years. A giant eagle made 2000 years ago. The stone that was used came from the Cotswolds, and it is thought that it travelled along the River Thames, through our region, to London.

The discovery gives important clues about life long ago, as Martin Stew reports.

Hidden Helmet

A rare Iron Age helmet dating back to the first Century BC has been unearthed in Kent by an amateur metal detector enthusiast. The bronze helmet may have been worn by a soldier who was part of the Roman forces led by Julius Caesar.

But it also may have belonged to an ancient Briton. We speak to Andrew Richardson and Paul Bennett of the Canterbury Archaeological Trust - and Ellen Swift, senior lecturer in archaeology at the University of Kent.

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