Joni Mitchell famously sang "They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."  Well, it might not have been paradise when the UK town of Cirencester laid the asphalt for a car park, but an archaeological treasure was hidden beneath, none-the-less.  Recently, a Roman tombstone dating to the 1st through 3rd century was unearthed, bearing the name Bodica, aged 27 years.  Surprisingly, it is fully intact and incredibly well-preserved; so much so, in fact, that if you wanted to see a tombstone from this era in this great of condition, you'd have to travel to Pompeii.

Yeah.  Think about that with you brain.

Read all about the find and see the people behind this once-in-a-lifetime discovery, here.

Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

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