Archaeologists working on the path of the proposed HS2 railway, have made what has been described as a “once in a lifetime discovery” of rare roman statues in Stoke Mandeville. These rare fines that have lain in the ground for over a 1000 years, were unearthed complete and in amazing condition. This may be a great hook if you are teaching the Rocks Unit Year 3 from the NC. What type of rocks and soil were covering the dig area? Did the type of rocks the statues were carved out of help them survive for so long?
To find out more about these treasures follow the link - https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2021/11/very-rare-roman-statues-found-in-hs2-archaeological-dig.html