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Dotted along the line are several spots where treasures from the past are believed to lie beneath the ground.These include a Roman town in Fleet Marston, medieval villages near Aylesbury and Quainton and a mysterious Iron Age settlement near Wendover.
There’s even the chance that bones belonging to prehistoric beasts could be discovered – fragments from mammoth, woolly rhinoceros, hippopotamus, bear and hyena have already been found near Hartwell. Government agency HS2 Ltd has promised to carry out digs at historic sites prior to construction – something which excites vice-president of Bucks Archaeological Society Mike Farley.
He said: “It is a good opportunity. On the one hand we don’t want it but when and if it does happen there will be this opportunity for the public to learn about their past. “People think Stonehenge and they don’t think Aylesbury Vale – but they should, it is a fascinating place.”
The planned route of the HS2 high-speed train link between London and Birmingham crosses Buckinghamshire from end to end, crossing the historic landscapes of the Chilterns, the Vale of Aylesbury and the North Bucks villages.