EXCITEMENT is growing over the discovery of a suspected Roman grave at Corfe Castle.

Corfe Castle was in the spotlight after a metal detectors' club event at Norden Farm uncovered the find.

Metal detector enthusiasts and archaeologists attended the annual event from around the world. Michiel Bil, a Government worker from Holland, came across the historic gem.

He said: "I found the large piece of lead and stone and I was very excited because I had my suspicions that it might be a coffin.

"I called the archaeologist over and they also were excited and now it will be properly dug up this weekend and filmed on TV."

The BBC TV programme the One Show showed a film about the discovery and will conclude the findings on Monday.

Previous searches at Corfe Castle discovered bronze Celtic coins and roman burial pots, which are now in Dorchester County Museum.