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What the Romans didn't do for Britons

Posted on Tuesday, 22 March, 2011 | Comment icon 7 comments | News tip by: Persia


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By Offeiriad, Staff News Writer

An ancient road uncovered in Shropshire has led archaeologists to believe that not all roads led to Rome.

For hundreds of years most of the long, ancient, straight-as-an-arrow roads in Britain were thought to have been built by the Romans, but a recent discovery in Shropshire has suggested that Iron Age Britons may have been far more capable of road construction than they'd been given credit for.

"But in 2009, quarrying by Tarmac was due to destroy 400m of it, giving archaeologists a rare opportunity to expose a long section of road, some of it, crucially, very well preserved."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by angi chiesa on 22 March, 2011, 11:37
well Queen Bodacia,had a chariot. So there were wheels before the Romans arrived.VENI VIDI VICI. Julius Ceaser claimed. Please correct my spelling.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Flashbangwollap on 22 March, 2011, 12:49
well Queen Bodacia,had a chariot. So there were wheels before the Romans arrived.VENI VIDI VICI. Julius Ceaser claimed. Please correct my spelling. Odd thing is there are many who believe that the Trojans came from the Norfolk area and Cambridge. See Imam Wilkens "Where Troy once stood". Some say that the survivors fled to the Mediterranean and set up in Italy Rome. However I must stress that Wilkens work is not accepted by the academics.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Ozner on 22 March, 2011, 19:28
Comment icon #4 Posted by King Fluffs on 23 March, 2011, 18:13
Oddly enough i live in Shropshire.
Comment icon #5 Posted by meankitty on 24 March, 2011, 1:00
Oddly enough i live in Shropshire. Pardon my offtopic, but how do you pronouce Shropshire correctly? Two or three syllables?
Comment icon #6 Posted by pbarosso on 26 March, 2011, 1:12
untill there is some dna evidence from dead people in that area connecting genetic material to areas of the mediterranean the idea of "troy" being in england is pretty much laughable. you can read research that clearly shows that the etruscans of north and central italy were related to the people of northern anatolia (turkey), creating speculation about a troy connection. their are even stories from pliny the elder and dionysus and others that there was a Lydian kingdom that was overpopulated and a long period of drought came along. to deal with the food shortage the king sent half of his popu... [More]
Comment icon #7 Posted by hetrodoxly on 26 March, 2011, 9:02
Pardon my offtopic, but how do you pronouce Shropshire correctly? Two or three syllables? It's pronounced Shropsher.


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