An exciting new project from York Archaeological Trust



Major City Centre development plans launched – including a new world-class Roman attraction

York-based developers, North Star, in partnership with York Archaeological Trust and Native are planning on developing a major area of York city centre that was once the site of a major Roman Road nearly two thousand years ago.

The development will be called The Roman Quarter and includes plans to knock down three buildings and replace them with a new hotel, offices, apartments and a world-class, Roman-themed tourist attraction.

York Archaeological Trust will conduct a two year dig of the site, prior to building work starting and bringing significant public benefit, creating excitement and engagement amongst York residents and visitors alike, as the layers of history are peeled back.

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New Exhibition

Life and Death in Eboracum

2000 years ago, a legion of the mighty Roman army built a fortress between the River Ouse and River Foss, and Eboracum was born. Excavations by York Archaeological Trust have revealed tantalising glimpses of the Roman city – a thriving settlement on the frontier of a great empire.

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