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An archologist working at the Winterbourne Kingston Archaelogical dig. <br />
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A group of first year university students have made one of the most significant archeological finds of recent times after discovering the 1,700-year-old remains of a wealthy Roman family.<br />
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The budding archaeologists discovered a grave containing five super-rich Romans in a farmer's field in rural Dorset just metres from where a 4th century villa was found.<br />
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Although more than 700 Roman villas have been found in Britain, it is the first time ever the people who lived in them have been uncovered.<br />
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Experts have described the find as "hugely significant" - and say it could provide vital clues to who was living in Britain around 350 AD.<br />
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Around 85 students, mostly aged in their late teens and early 20s, made the landmark discovery after carrying out a study on a corn field near Winterbourne Kingston near Blandford in Dorset.