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Road sees first traffic for 1,400 years
Havant & W Sussex News ^ | 27 July 2006 | unattributed

Posted on 07/28/2006 9:56:49 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

Feet have trodden on a stretch of Roman road for the first time in 1,600 years. A section of the road has been fully uncovered in the final stages of an archaeological excavation on the former Shippams factory site in Chichester city centre... Jo Taylor, of Pre-Construct Archaeology, which has been carrying out the project with Gifford Archaeology, said the road probably dated from the late first century AD. Postholes on the southern side indicated some form of settlement, which was probably domestic. District council archaeological officer James Kenny said it was a privilege to stand on a Roman street. 'It was probably in the region of about AD400 --1,600 years ago – when someone last walked across it,' he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at portsmouthtoday.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: ancientrome; archaeology; godsgravesglyphs; pun; puns; punsters

The Roman road uncovered

Road sees first traffic for 1,400 years

1 posted on 07/28/2006 9:56:50 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 07/28/2006 9:57:21 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, July 27, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

And within five minutes, we had the first case of Roman road rage in 1,400 years, because someone was talking on his cell phone and walking at the same time...


3 posted on 07/28/2006 9:58:53 AM PDT by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

For that one needs to be run over by a chariot or trampled by the porters of somebody's sedan chair/litter.


4 posted on 07/28/2006 10:03:07 AM PDT by GSlob
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
...because someone was talking on his cell phone and walking at the same time...

Wait 'til he gets his cellphone bill with all those extra "Roman charges".

5 posted on 07/28/2006 10:03:18 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: SunkenCiv

Neat !!


6 posted on 07/28/2006 10:03:29 AM PDT by Dustbunny (Amazing Grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
Wait 'til he gets his cellphone bill with all those extra "Roman charges".

Ugh. I got it. I didn't want it, but I got it.

7 posted on 07/28/2006 10:11:28 AM PDT by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: SunkenCiv
Road sees first traffic for 1,400 years

And we in California think CALTRANS is bad!

8 posted on 07/28/2006 10:13:36 AM PDT by JRios1968 (There's 3 kinds of people in this world...those who know math and those who don't.)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG; BeHoldAPaleHorse

My objections to that pun are legion.


9 posted on 07/28/2006 10:30:45 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, July 27, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

I wish Pennsylvania roads lasted 1400 years. We have the worst roads in the country, THANK YOU RENDELL


10 posted on 07/28/2006 10:36:01 AM PDT by xpertskir (McCain Lieberman '08(democratic ticket))
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To: SunkenCiv

Dang!


11 posted on 07/28/2006 10:39:34 AM PDT by Andyman (God loves you just the way you are . . . but too much to leave you that way.)
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To: xpertskir
"We have the worst roads in the country, THANK YOU RENDELL"

You've never been to Louisiana have you? I've had people asleep traveling in the car with me and wake up and say, "We're in Louisiana now aren't we?" No kidding.

12 posted on 07/28/2006 10:40:54 AM PDT by blam
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To: xpertskir

:')


13 posted on 07/28/2006 10:41:09 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, July 27, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Andyman

;')


14 posted on 07/28/2006 10:41:55 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, July 27, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Would ya' look at those perfectly preserved potholes? Some things never change.

BTW, some of the puns on this thread are starting to take a toll on me. Marcus my words, if this keeps up, someone could end up having a Ceaser right here on this internet forum.


15 posted on 07/28/2006 10:56:07 AM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: JewishRighter

July is National Pun Month, but don't worry, Augustus coming.


16 posted on 07/28/2006 11:02:36 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, July 27, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Time just has a way of Marching along like that, Ides say.


17 posted on 07/28/2006 11:05:15 AM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: blam
Actually I have been to LA. I don't remember them being that bad. I cant imagine they are worse, besides inept leadership we have to deal with one of the worst freeze/thaws in the country due to geography.
18 posted on 07/28/2006 11:21:18 AM PDT by xpertskir (McCain Lieberman '08(democratic ticket))
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To: SunkenCiv

Et tu, SunkenCiv?


19 posted on 07/28/2006 1:29:04 PM PDT by BJClinton (What happens on Free Republic, stays on Google.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I LOVE THIS LIST!


20 posted on 07/28/2006 3:06:03 PM PDT by ThanhPhero (di hanh huong den La Vang)
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To: JRios1968
Road sees first traffic for 1,400 years And we in California think CALTRANS is bad!

Has to be that job down in Santa Ana they've been working on for 1400 years.

21 posted on 07/28/2006 3:50:19 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (California bashers will be called out)
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To: blam
You've never been to Louisiana have you? I've had people asleep traveling in the car with me and wake up and say, "We're in Louisiana now aren't we?" No kidding.

I used to commute from the LA area to Montana several times each year. My experience was that the highways in Utah were the very worst in the Western US.

22 posted on 07/28/2006 3:54:42 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (California bashers will be called out)
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To: JewishRighter; BJClinton; ThanhPhero

Hopefully FR's arch-punsters will be Trajan themselves in here soon.


23 posted on 07/28/2006 4:32:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, July 27, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
One could start traveling on a Roman road in northwest Africa, travel around the entire Mediterranean sea, end up in Rome and never have left a Roman road.


24 posted on 07/28/2006 5:37:26 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (Read the bio THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD free! Click Fred Nerks for link to my Page.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I can't believe you had the Gaul to say that. Cretan.


25 posted on 07/28/2006 6:26:47 PM PDT by BJClinton (What happens on Free Republic, stays on Google.)
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To: SunkenCiv
I couldn't Scipio post. A Gaius has to have some Nerva to make a pun like that.
26 posted on 07/28/2006 7:01:45 PM PDT by Physicist
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To: blam

"We're in Louisiana now aren't we?" No kidding."

My kids have said similar comments after crossing into PA from Maryland and you see shredded tires on the side of the highways.


27 posted on 07/28/2006 8:48:05 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Either that or the 60-91-215 Interchange in Riverside.


28 posted on 07/28/2006 8:49:11 PM PDT by JRios1968 (There's 3 kinds of people in this world...those who know math and those who don't.)
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To: Physicist

Otho people seem to think so, too.


29 posted on 07/28/2006 10:13:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, July 27, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: BJClinton

Cisalpine hanging around FR, I've developed plenty of other bad habits as well.


30 posted on 07/28/2006 10:15:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, July 27, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Berosus

I'm a little proud of that one.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1673842/posts?page=30#30


31 posted on 07/28/2006 10:16:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, July 27, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Wow. That's some pun-ishment there. You get triple points if you can work Vercingetorix into a pun.


32 posted on 07/28/2006 10:20:26 PM PDT by BJClinton (What happens on Free Republic, stays on Google.)
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To: Fred Nerks

Thanks. And for a lot of that route, that remains true. :')


33 posted on 07/29/2006 12:01:57 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, July 27, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: BJClinton

Vercingetorix... looks pretty easy... let me give that some thought, and get back to you next year sometime...


34 posted on 07/29/2006 12:02:48 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, July 27, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: ElkGroveDan

The worst highway I ever rode on was an Interstate- I do not remember which one- that I traversed while going from PA into NY State. It was bumper to bumper semis in all 4 lanes (I was driving one in my yearlong foray into driving for a living in '84) at 70 miles an hour and so bumpy that I was trying to scrunch my head into my shoulders to keep from hitting the ceiling so hard.


35 posted on 07/29/2006 4:53:55 AM PDT by ThanhPhero (di hanh huong den La Vang)
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To: SunkenCiv
Next time there's a thread about stunt planes or air shows, you could write a verse on jet tricks.
36 posted on 07/29/2006 6:22:39 AM PDT by Physicist
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To: Physicist

LOL!


37 posted on 07/29/2006 7:02:19 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, July 27, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Physicist; SunkenCiv; BJClinton

Sicily of you to keep this Circus going. Venice this going to stop already? Someone on this thread must be married and his wife will be Gladiator favorite dish before visiting this website. Well don't ask me to Apollogize. Before any of you send me a flaming pun, I've got toga.


38 posted on 07/30/2006 2:12:13 PM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: JewishRighter

I'd post another one, but Appian the Way.


39 posted on 07/30/2006 6:32:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, July 27, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

I'll follow your example and plebe the fifth.


40 posted on 07/30/2006 6:59:11 PM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: JewishRighter

Forum minimal sum this could caese and desist.


41 posted on 07/30/2006 7:14:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, July 27, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Brutus!


42 posted on 07/30/2006 8:03:17 PM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: JewishRighter

Cinna gonna stop, me either.


43 posted on 07/30/2006 9:02:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, July 27, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

In tribute to you, I will now sing the Star Spangled Banner, which spans two Octavians. I hope it will consul you, not once or twice, but Thrace.


44 posted on 07/31/2006 9:08:18 AM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: JewishRighter

I think I read that in the Tribune.


45 posted on 07/31/2006 9:15:36 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, July 27, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Get Agrippa yourself, man. Nero as I can tell you've lost your Nerva.


46 posted on 07/31/2006 10:07:21 AM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: SunkenCiv

Is it true that all roads lead to Rome?


47 posted on 07/31/2006 10:15:20 AM PDT by Rocky (.)
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To: JewishRighter

Aurelian don't think so.


48 posted on 07/31/2006 5:16:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Thursday, July 27, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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