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  • Discovery of Roman fort built after Boudican revolt

    05/18/2016 1:36:15 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 41 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | May 13, 2016 | editors
    New research published by archaeologists from MOLA reveals a previously unknown Roman fort, built in AD63 as a direct response to the sacking of London by the native tribal Queen of the Iceni, Boudica. The revolt razed the early Roman town to the ground in AD60/61 but until now little was understood about the Roman's response to this devastating uprising. Excavations at Plantation Place for British Land on Fenchurch Street in the City of London exposed a section of a rectangular fort that covered 3.7acres. The timber and earthwork fort had 3metre high banks reinforced with interlacing timbers and faced...
  • Roman Treasure Hidden from Boudicca's Army Discovered in Colchester [UK]

    09/04/2014 1:43:26 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    International Business Times ^ | September 4, 2014 15:12 BST | By Hannah Osborne
    A hoard of Roman treasure believed to have been hidden from Boudicca in the first century has been discovered by archaeologists in Colchester. The collection, including fine gold and silver jewellery, had been buried for safekeeping during the early stages of Boudicca's Revolt, Colchester Archaeological Trust said. It represents the first hoard of precious metals ever found in Colchester town centre and is thought to have belonged to a wealthy Roman woman, who stashed the treasure under her house when she heard the vengeful queen's armies were approaching. The archaeologists said the hoard was found under the floor of a...
  • Remains of Roman Bathhouse Unearthed

    04/28/2005 9:47:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 950+ views
    East Anglian Daily Times ^ | April 27, 2005 | Ted Jeory
    THE rich Roman heritage of Britain's oldest recorded town has been enhanced by the discovery of a “beautifully preserved” room from a bathhouse. A single 2,000-year-old room was discovered beneath Colchester Sixth Form College during work to build a fire access road near the college's information technology block. A leading archaeologist said yesterday it was one of the finest finds of its kind. The room from the bathhouse may now be preserved as an attraction. Philip Crummy, of the Colchester Archaeological Trust, said he and colleagues had been on a “watching brief” as work at the college was carried out....
  • A Church Risen From Ashes

    08/28/2006 1:23:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies · 1,179+ views
    Courant ^ | August 28, 2006 | Tracy Gordon Fox
    COLCHESTER -- Before she stepped through the doors to worship for the first time in the new St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, Stephanie Balacky paused Sunday to pray in front of the statue of the Virgin Mary. "She's home," Balacky said, her blue eyes brimming with tears. Thirty-two years ago, Balacky and her husband donated the statue of Mary, head bowed and hands clasped in prayer. She had no idea it would symbolize hope and rebirth and its survival would one day be called a miracle by the church's bishop. "I think she's behind everything," Balacky, of Colchester, said of...
  • Vermont coach's error leads to NH team's victory (Little League World Series)

    08/13/2006 9:49:20 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 20 replies · 1,000+ views
    AP/Boston Herald ^ | 8/12/06 | AP/Boston Heraldo
    BRISTOL, Conn. - A Vermont coachÂ’s failure to let one member of his team get enough time in the game gave the Portsmouth, N.H., Little League all-stars a victory over VermontÂ’s team by virtue of forfeit. The managerÂ’s apparent mental error turned a back-and-forth game - complete with six home runs - into a contest marred by confusion, chaos, tears and two ejections. Portsmouth lost FridayÂ’s game 9-8 if runs are counted, but the team was awarded the victory and advanced to MondayÂ’s championship because of VermontÂ’s rules infraction. The Colchester, Vt., manager Denis Place failed to get a player...
  • City of Fables Unearths Real Heroes from Roman Era

    02/12/2005 8:48:49 PM PST · by wagglebee · 31 replies · 1,162+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/11/05 | Jeremy Laurence
    COLCHESTER, England (Reuters) - It is the home of Humpty Dumpty, Old King Cole and Camelot -- or so legend has it. But archeologists raking over the past can now go one better for the English city of Colchester. After painstaking excavation work they have proof of real heroes from the ancient world. Last month they revealed the remains of a Roman Circus or chariot racing track. In the past 30 years archeologists in the city have unearthed evidence dating back to Roman rule over 2,000 years ago, rewriting British history along the way. The circus underlines the city's importance...
  • Feds investigating bogus cash at high school

    11/05/2003 7:49:42 AM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 19 replies · 296+ views
    WTNH-TV, New Haven ^ | November 4, 2003 | AP
    (Colchester-AP, Nov. 4, 2003 Updated 5:58 PM) _ The Secret Service wants to know how bogus cash turned up in a Colchester school's vending machine. A fake quarter at Bacon Academy High School was discovered when bank officials tallied the regular deposit of coins from the school's three vending machines last week. The quarter appeared to be one of the special state-issue coins and displayed the symbol of Maine, but was missing ridges on the edge. The discovery comes less than two weeks after school officials notified police of an altered one-dollar bill was also pulled from a fake vending...