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Car Park Archaeological Digs Have Turned Up All Sorts Of Artefacts

04/11/2015 17:51 GMT | Updated 04/11/2015 17:59 GMT
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TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Pierre LANFRANCHI Photo taken on June 18, 2014 shows a car park construction site in Ajaccio, on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica. The construction of the car park has been stopped by the discovery of a Napoleonic quay below ground. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA (Photo credit should read PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA/AFP/Getty Images)

A lost fortress, believed to be “one of Jerusalem’s greatest archaeological mysteries”, has been found under a car park.

The 2000-year-old remains of the ancient Greek fort of Acra were unearthed by a team of experts in the City of David National Park, Israel’s Antiquities Authority said. However, this is just one of many fascinating finds discovered beneath the tarmac.

In Britain, the most famous car park find is that of the body of Richard III. The remains were discovered by archaeologists in Leicester and, once identified, reburied in the city’s cathedral.

But it seems the UK's car parks are hiding a plethora of archaeological wonders…

Archaeological Car Park Finds