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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; britain; godsgravesglyphs; pun; puns; punsters; romanbritain; romanempire
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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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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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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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"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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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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