Friday, August 26, 2011

2000 year old Roman Port Discovered in South Wales

Archaeologists, working near Caerleon, Wales, have found a 1st century Roman port. Channel 4's Time Team have joined the dig.

An archaeological dig, on the banks of the River Usk, in South Wales, has uncovered a Roman port. It is near to the legionnaires' fortress of Caerleon; a place which has repeatedly been linked with King Arthur's Camelot. The local Silurian tribe held back the invaders for over 30 years. It appears likely that the newly discovered port would have facilitated the transportation of Roman soldiers into this troublesome region. It is the only known Roman port, in the British Isles, outside London.

By Jo Harrington

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