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A remarkably preserved Iron Age road dating back to 75BC has been discovered in East Anglia.
Archaeologists found a 13ft-wide timber structure complete with stabilising posts running for 1,600ft (500m) across wetland near the River Waveney at Geldeston.
The wood is in such good condition that it almost looks modern, according to experts, who believe that the structure could be the work of the Iceni tribe.
A more thorough test will be carried out, but if it does originate from 75BC, then the structure pre-dates the Roman invasion by 100 years.
The Iceni ruled over most of the area now known as Norfolk between 100BC to around 100 AD, when, despite their best efforts, they were defeated by the invading legions.
Their road would not only have facilitated movement around the area’s soggy land, but would have been used to mark territory and demonstrate their power, as it would have looked very impressive to anyone passing through the area.