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  • Iron Age road link to Iceni tribe

    08/15/2011 10:45:25 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 15 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | 8/15/11 | Louise Ord
    A suspected Iron Age road, made of timber and preserved in peat for 2,000 years, has been uncovered by archaeologists in East Anglia. The site, excavated in June, may have been part of a route across the River Waveney and surrounding wetland at Geldeston in Norfolk, say experts. Causeways were first found in the area in 2006, during flood defence work at the nearby Suffolk village of Beccles. It is thought the road is pre-Roman, built by the local Iceni tribe. In AD60, the Iceni ambushed one Roman legion and sacked Roman settlements at London and Colchester before being defeated.
  • Spain destroys lost Roman city for a car park

    04/30/2006 4:38:05 PM PDT · by gd124 · 73 replies · 1,739+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | April 30, 2006 | Jon Clarke
    THE archeologists could barely hide their excitement. Beneath the main square of Ecija, a small town in southern Spain, they had unearthed an astounding treasure trove of Roman history. They discovered a well-preserved Roman forum, bath house, gymnasium and temple as well as dozens of private homes and hundreds of mosaics and statues — one of them considered to be among the finest found. But now the bulldozers have moved in. The last vestiges of the lost city known as Colonia Augusta Firma Astigi — one of the great cities of the Roman world — have been destroyed to build...
  • Stunning Survey Unveils New Secrets Of Caistor Roman Town

    12/13/2007 12:45:32 PM PST · by blam · 18 replies · 260+ views
    University Of Nottingham ^ | December 13 2007
    Stunning survey unveils new secrets of Caistor Roman town PA280/07 — December 13 2007 On the morning of Friday July 20, 1928, the crew of an RAF aircraft took photographs over the site of the Roman town of Venta Icenorum at Caistor St Edmund in Norfolk, a site which now lies in open fields to the south of Norwich. The exceptionally dry summer meant that details of the Roman town were clearly revealed as parched lines in the barley. The pictures appeared on the front page of The Times on March 4, 1929 and caused a sensation. Now, new investigations...
  • She Crucified Her Enemies And Burnt London To The Ground. Meet Britain's First Feminist, Boadicea

    02/07/2008 3:19:53 PM PST · by blam · 45 replies · 999+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 2-6-2008 | Paul Johnson
    She crucified her enemies and burnt London to the ground. Meet Britain's first feminist, Boadicea By PAUL JOHNSON Last updated at 21:32pm on 6th February 2008 Britain's history is rich in fiery queens, and the first such heroine, tall with red hair down to her waist, commanding and brave, was Boadicea, warrior leader of the ancient Britons. She lived at the same time as the emperors Claudius and Nero, and led a surprisingly successful British revolt against Roman rule in AD60-61 (which, for reference, was when St Paul was writing epistles and St Mark composing his Gospel). She was a...
  • Great Britain: Firm launches bottled water - from the same source as taps

    08/24/2008 8:23:19 AM PDT · by Stoat · 15 replies · 284+ views
    Firm launches bottled water - from the same source as taps Last updated at 23:20pm on 23.08.08  Cambridge Water's new product comes from the same aquifer as its tap supply For years, utility companies have told us that we are wasting our money buying mineral water.But now a firm which makes millions from selling tap water has started marketing bottled mineral water – from the same underground source.The parent company of Cambridge Water has invested £10million in a bottling plant above a chalk aquifer.The new company, Iceni Waters, has already struck deals with stores including Tesco, Morrisons and the...
  • Silver Of The Iceni

    03/13/2008 2:23:59 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 1,010+ views
    Current Archaeology ^ | 3-13-2008 | Megan Dennis
    Silver of the Iceni The traditional image is of backward, hostile, bluepainted hordes led by a red-haired fury. Unlike the Celtic sophisticates of the South East, with their wheel-thrown tablewares and imported wines, the Norfolk Iceni were rural primitives. Or were they? Megan Dennis, specialist min Late Iron Age metalwork, pays tribute to the high culture of Boudica’s people. The Iceni are famous forn two things – Boudica and gold. Little else is known of this society that existed in the shadow-lands between the Iron Age and the Roman periods in Norfolk, Suffolk, and north-east Cambridgeshire. Archaeological evidence seems to...
  • History Channel to air Ancient Battles [Persians-Greeks-Romans - starts 7/23]

    07/20/2004 10:29:52 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 9 replies · 2,821+ views
    CHN ^ | 7/21/04 | CHN
    The History Channel is going to air a new historical series entitled DECISIVE BATTLES including some classic wars between ancient Persian armies and Roman and Greek ones. The History Channel goes on location to the actual battlefields and integrates cutting-edge videogame technology to bring history and imagination together in the new series DECISIVE BATTLES. The half-hour series DECISIVE BATTLES premieres Friday, July 23 at 9-9:30pm ET/PT. The series is hosted by Matthew Settle (Band of Brothers) on location at the ancient battlefields and features expert commentary from the world©s foremost historians. DECISIVE BATTLES is unlike any series The History Channel...