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Fortresses And Treasures Of Roman Wales Sarah Symons

Fortresses And Treasures Of Roman Wales

Sarah Symons

Published May 1st 2009
ISBN : 9781859836996
Hardcover
192 pages
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Fortresses and Treasures of Roman Wales details all the fortresses built in Roman Wales during the first century, including all the excavations that have brought these once powerful structures back to life, giving us a wealth of information as to howMoreFortresses and Treasures of Roman Wales details all the fortresses built in Roman Wales during the first century, including all the excavations that have brought these once powerful structures back to life, giving us a wealth of information as to how they functioned and how the soldiers lived. Their foundations have shown us how large they were and where they were placed. We even know what colour some of their internal walls were. And through the discovery of various pottery, we know what utensils the soldiers used for cooking, eating and drinking. We also know how the soldiers spent their leisure hours and what games they played. The soldiers were provided with luxurious bathing facilities even in remote areas, and the remains of these once splendid buildings can still be seen at Caerleon, and Wroxeter (now Shropshire). Two of the great amphitheatres where the soldiers were entertained and held ceremonial parades are also included and can be seen at Caerleon and Chester. The book also tells how little communities sprung up outside the fortresses walls, with the soldiers trading with the local people and, in some cases, marrying and deciding to retire in the locality.