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Roman town in Gloucestershire

Postby Marcus Pomponius Lupus on Fri Aug 20, 2004 5:17 pm

Salvete,

I just read a small article stating that a Roman town had been found beneath a farmhouse in Gloucestershire. They don't know the name of the town yet, but appearantly they have already uncovered a city gate, a city road and several buildings. There was nothing else in the article though.

Does anyone know more about this ? Is there a link to a more elaborate article ?

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Postby Gnaeus Dionysius Draco on Fri Aug 20, 2004 7:54 pm

Salve Lupe,

I also read it today in a newspaper, but it was only a small article. I believe that they discovered it because they'd been digging up pottery shards and coins in the whereabouts for years, and naturally this alarmed some archeologists and historians ;).

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Postby Aldus Marius on Fri Aug 20, 2004 10:50 pm

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It may have been a small article...but to have been hiding a whole city underneath it, it must've been a BIG farmhouse!

(That, or the farmhouse is merely a gateway to an extradimensional space big enough to hold a city...) >({|;-P

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Postby Gnaeus Dionysius Draco on Fri Aug 20, 2004 11:45 pm

Far out. Perhaps the Romans used it to colonise space.

The article said the city might have had a population of 10 000.

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Postby Marcus Pomponius Lupus on Sun Aug 22, 2004 12:19 am

Salvete,

Here's a link to the story, not a whole lot of new information (though they mention a possible population of thousand, not ten thousand, Draco), but it has a picture ! :wink:

http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/dursley/news/NEWS17.html

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Postby Horatius Piscinus on Sun Aug 22, 2004 4:21 am

Gnæus Dionysius Draco wrote:Far out. Perhaps the Romans used it to colonise space.


They may have thought about it.

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