Thursday, August 12, 2010

Rethink of Roman occupation after fortress find

THE village of Caerleon on the River Usk could have been the grand main base of the British Roman empire, groundbreaking discoveries have suggested.

A team of students has stumbled upon a huge area of ancient buildings, unique in terms of their massive scale and non-military function.

They were located in fields outside the Roman fortress at Caerleon, north of Newport, which is likely to lead to a complete rethink of one of the country’s most important Roman sites, as well as the way we think about how Britain was conquered and occupied by the Roman Army almost 2,000 years ago.

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