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This 3,000-year-old community is being called the 'British Pompeii'



Archaeologists in England have uncovered a 3,000-year-old community that's become known as the "British Pompeii." 

According to ABC News, the archaeologists excavating at Must Farms uncovered textiles, pottery and tools that could reveal new information about our ancestors. 

Archaeologists said they believe the ancient settlement was destroyed by a fire, which caused much of the settlement to collapse into the river. Surprisingly, many of the artifacts are well preserved because of the river's non-porous silt. 

The well-preserved nature of the site has caused many to compare it to Pompeii. 

We think those living in the settlement were forced to leave everything behind.
Kasia Gdaniec, Archaeologist

Archaeologists have found everything from pottery to axes and partial swords. 

The excavation of the site began a little less that a year ago and is now nearing completion.

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