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So that's what the Romans gave us -- more historic camps than anywhere [Scotland]
The Scotsman ^ | Thursday, November 19, 2009 | Tim Cornwell

Posted on 11/21/2009 6:41:42 PM PST by SunkenCiv

Scotland already has more identified Roman camps than any other European country -- reflecting Rome's repeated attempts to stamp its rule on the troublesome north. Now the number is set to increase. The first comprehensive survey of Roman remains for 30 years will boost the total of officially recognised sites and give them greater legal protection, officials said yesterday. Traces of at least 225 Roman military camps dot the Scottish countryside from the Borders to Aberdeenshire... They can be spotted today mostly from the air, where the distinctive bank and ditch defences thrown up by the legionaries still mark the land... Interest in the Roman effort to subjugate Scotland is set to grow with two forthcoming films. Centurion... [and] Eagle of the Ninth... About 8,000 historic sites are scheduled in Scotland. About 55 include Roman camps, several with more than one, with others covering more permanent forts. The Romans waged at least three large military campaigns in Scotland from the late 1st to early 3rd centuries AD... It helps explain why Scotland has more than 200 military camps against an estimated 150 in England, and only about 30 in another frontier region, in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: ancientrome; europe; godsgravesglyphs; history; romanempire; science; scotland; worldhistory
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1 posted on 11/21/2009 6:41:43 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv

About time they started making more Roman-era films. Gladiator came out in 2000.


2 posted on 11/21/2009 6:49:46 PM PST by Ciexyz
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To: sionnsar

How We Loved The Romans (Scotland Celts)
Sunday Herald | 10-28-2002 | Juliette Garside
Posted on 10/27/2002 7:36:00 PM EST by blam
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/776980/posts

Shetland’s past comes to life amid the ruins
The Scotsman | Tuesday, 18th April 2006 | Caroline Wickham-Jones
Posted on 04/17/2006 10:29:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1616897/posts

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3 posted on 11/21/2009 6:52:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Ciexyz
The HBO series "Rome" was good, although being on that network, it was edging toward softcore porno.

"Not that there's anything wrong with that."

Anyway, not to tout anything, but there's a DVD box with both seasons, complete series, out now, just in time for Christmas. IMHO, season one was better than season two, but the finale was everything it should have been. The last line is right up there with the rest of my favorite last lines. :')
4 posted on 11/21/2009 6:56:36 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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5 posted on 11/21/2009 6:57:46 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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6 posted on 11/21/2009 6:58:38 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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Could I get on that list, please?


7 posted on 11/21/2009 7:09:06 PM PST by Julia H. (Freedom of speech and freedom from criticism are mutually exclusive.)
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To: SunkenCiv

TTIWWOP.

I’d love to see picture, including aerial photos, of these Roman camps.


8 posted on 11/21/2009 7:25:14 PM PST by AZLiberty (Yes, Mr. Lennon, I do want a revolution.)
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Ah, this thread has some photos: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1616897/posts.

Thanks, SunkenCiv.


9 posted on 11/21/2009 7:27:17 PM PST by AZLiberty (Yes, Mr. Lennon, I do want a revolution.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Aye...we were a troublesome lot.
Much given to treachery and revenge.
10 posted on 11/21/2009 7:37:10 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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Hey, thanks! I put that link in (despite its peripheral relationship) because I’d already packed the topic full of links to other topics. :’)


11 posted on 11/21/2009 7:47:00 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Tainan

Clearly, more supervision is needed...

Rap Music Originated in Medieval Scottish Pubs, Claims American Professor
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12 posted on 11/21/2009 7:49:04 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SunkenCiv

All right, but apart from the sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?


13 posted on 11/21/2009 8:24:17 PM PST by BBell
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:’D


14 posted on 11/21/2009 8:40:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thanks for the link. A good thread indeed.


15 posted on 11/22/2009 4:41:44 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: BBell

All right, but apart from the sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh water system and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us?


Brought peace... Oh peace SHUT UP ;-)


16 posted on 11/23/2009 6:50:14 AM PST by darkside321
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My pleasure.


17 posted on 11/23/2009 7:33:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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