Rare archaeological artefacts - some dating back to Roman times - discovered in Suffolk are set to go on display at a museum this weekend.

Over Saturday and Sunday, The Long Shop Museum in Leiston will be showcasing finds made at the site where a new high quality wetland habitat for important wildlife is being created as part of the Sizewell C nuclear power station project.

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Among the artefacts were a Roman saltern (for early salt production), prehistoric pottery and the remains of a previously unknown medieval building, as well as a wooden axle thought to be part of an Iron Age cart or chariot.

East Anglian Daily Times: A lead weight discovered as part of the excavation workA lead weight discovered as part of the excavation work (Image: Sizewell C)The carefully curated work has been taking place ahead of establishing the marsh harrier wetland habitat that is going to transform the greenfield site to the north of where Sizewell C will be built.

The Sizewell C environment team will create and maintain the 11-acre new wetland habitat, a mosaic of wet reedbed with 20-30% open water and 1km of lowland ditches, fed by groundwater similar to the successful Aldhurst farm project created in 2015.

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East Anglian Daily Times: The wooden axle believed to have been part of an Iron Age cart or chariotThe wooden axle believed to have been part of an Iron Age cart or chariot (Image: Sizewell C)It will support a wide range of wildlife, as Aldhurst does, including water vole, otter and Marsh Harriers.

In total, around 150,000 cubic metres of earth has been moved by a workforce of 30 to help create the habitat.

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A spokesperson for Sizewell C said: "The Longshop Museum event will be manned with a combination of field and post-excavation staff so that visitors can talk to the archaeologists and will include display boards, a finds display and various family-friendly activities including a handling collection, an environmental activity (looking at grains etc through a microscope) and, because we have had so much beaker pottery from the site a Beaker pot decorating activity using the sorts of implements that would have been available in the Bronze Age.

"They will then be able to compare their pots with the ones we have actually found."

The open day will take place from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and 11am to 3pm on Sunday.

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