An Archaeological Discovery
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The Hungate excavation is the biggest ever archaeological dig in York city centre. The archaeologists have been uncovering 2000 years in the life of York and work is continuing in stages as the development moves forward.
Highlights of the dig have included uncovering part of a 1,700 year old Roman cemetery, finding out what Viking Age life was like alongside Hungate 1000 years ago and how people used the land in medieval times. More recently, the Archaeology Live! training excavation has discovered the lost medieval church of St. John the Baptist.
Hungate is a unique dig where you can come and see the past unfolding in front of your eyes, where new discoveries are made every day.
The Hungate area lies to the east of York city centre, adjacent to the River Foss.
A free to attend open day is planned for October 19th between 10am and 3pm. This offers a chance to see the newly discovered medieval church of St John the Baptist.