Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Roman fort unearthed at school playing fields dig

Structures of Roman fort defences never before seen in Britain have been unearthed during an excavation in Wales.

Archaeologists have uncovered sections of the defences of the 1st century AD building at the dig at school playing fields.

A defence tower, which allowed soldiers to shoot at gate attackers, has been found partially set outside the ramparts of the fort which was occupied until at least the 3rd century.

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