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Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Roman Fort In South Wales Unearthed

Aerial view of Caerleon Amphitheatre
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New discovery of Roman occupation in Monmouth as work on a gas main is carried out. Steve Clarke of Monmouth Archaeology found evidence of a Roman fort in Monmouth, including hundreds of items including pottery and bones which confirms a fort, believed to be the oldest in Wales, existed in AD55, capable of holding some 2,000 troops. It is thought to have been part of a system of forts founded as the Roman invasion advanced into South Wales.

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