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Old September 14th, 2016, 01:22 AM   #381
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Old September 14th, 2016, 01:48 AM   #382
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Perfectly-preserved road that led Roman soldiers to London from the coast is found after 2,000 years

Between 43 and 410 AD, the Roman army created 2,000 miles (3,200km) of surfaced roads across the UK.

Now a snapshot of this part of history has been discovered, in the form of a pristine section of Roman road dating back almost 2,000 years.

The road was stumbled upon during building work in the centre of Rochester, and is now on display.



From 43 – 410 AD, it is thought the Roman army created 2,000 miles (3,200km) of surfaced roads across the UK. Now a new snapshot of history has been discovered, as a pristine section of a Roman road dating back almost 2,000 years has been found (pictured).

THE ROMAN ROADS

The Roman Army created highways during the four centuries Britain was under the rule of the Roman Empire.
The main aim of the roads were to speed up military supplies and troops.
From 43 – 410 AD, it is thought the army created 2,000 miles (3,200km) of surfaced roads across the UK.
The paved roads also helped speed up trade and helped the transporting of goods.
Many of the roads laid down by the Romans continued to be used for centuries after the Romans left Britain, and some remain part of the UK’s national road network even now.
Others, like the road rediscovered in Rochester, were lost.
The find sits on an ancient Roman road in Rochester, Kent, which once took legions of soldiers from the coast to London.


The find began when conservationist and developer Mark Lucas and his son Zac bought a unit in Rochester high street.

They planned to renovate and convert into a shop - without knowing the road was there.

The pair was tipped off about the potentially historic find in the basement of the building by the previous owner.

'We started to clear away layers of debris, grime, dirt and grease until we got to the stonework in a corner of the cellar,' Mr Lucas said.

'And then to our amazement there was more stretching to the other side of the room.

'To think the Romans came here in 43 AD and it is still in pristine condition.

The Roman Army created highways during the four centuries Britain was under the rule of the Roman Empire.

The main aim of the roads were to speed up military supplies and troops.

From 43 to 410 AD it is thought the army created 2,000 miles (3,200km) of surfaced roads across the UK.



The find started when conservationist and developer Mark Lucas and his son Zac (both pictured) bought a unit in Rochester high street. They planned to renovate and convert into a shop - without knowing the road was there.



The find sits on an ancient Roman road in Rochester, Kent, which once took legions of soldiers from the coast to London (location pictured). Many of the roads laid down by the Romans continued to be used for centuries after the Romans left Britain, while others were lost.



The paved roads also helped speed up trade and helped the transporting of goods.

Many of the roads laid down by the Romans continued to be used for centuries after the Romans left Britain, and some remain part of the UK’s national road network even now.

Others, like the road rediscovered in Rochester, were lost.

The find sits on an ancient Roman road in which once took legions of soldiers from the coast to London.



The Roman Army created highways during the four centuries Britain was under the rule of the Roman Empire. From 43 to 410 AD it is thought the army created 2,000 miles (3,200km) of surfaced roads across the UK (map pictured)

Mr Lucas was surprised at the road's condition.

'We did not need to repoint any of the brickwork,' he said.

'Just a bit of the brick had chipped away and we were able to fill it with very light chalk and lime.'

The Archaeological Society has confirmed the artefact dates back to Roman times but has so far been unable to pinpoint it down to a year.

The section, measuring 13 by 6.5 feet (4 by 2 metres), has had a glass frame placed on top to allow visitors to view the ancient craftsmanship.

Mark added: 'This is probably one of my most challenging projects and certainly one of the most enjoyable.

'I have just sold it, but looking around at the work that has gone into it, I sometimes wish I had kept hold of it.'

His son Zac, 19, is following in his father's footsteps in property development and restoration.

He said: 'It's the first project I have done with my dad and it's definitely something to be proud of.

'Now I can't wait to move on to the next one.'

THE LOST ROADS USED BY THE ROMANS


Amateur archaeologists used the flood maps, produced by the Environment Agency, to discover seven roads in the UK since 2013


They were lost for thousands of years, but earlier this year a 'revolutionary' technique involving lasers is shedding lights on Roman roads and forts.

Archaeologists used Lidar (light detection and ranging) data - which is typically used for flood modelling - to pinpoint the location of hundreds of miles of Roman roads in the north of England.

Their discoveries are giving clues to a neglected chapter in the history of Roman Britain almost 2,000 years ago when these roads helped Rome's legions conquer and control northern England.

For decades after the 43AD Roman invasion of Britain, a large region of the North, including what is now Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria, was controlled by a Celtic tribe known as the Brigantes.

Roman writer Tacitus wrote it was the collapse of the marriage between Queen Cartimandua of the Brigantes - a Roman ally and her husband Venetius - that led to a showdown with Rome.

Following their divorce, Venetius organised a revolt in 69AD and Cartimandua fled.

The Emperor Vespasian then sent a force under Britain's new governor, Quintus Petilius Cerialis, to put down the rebellion and conquer northern England.

Building roads to link up forts and settlements across this rugged landscape was a vital part of this decades-long conquest of the North.

Archaeologists have used Environment Agency Lidar data to find seven of these important routes in two years.

Maps were created by aircraft equipped with laser scanners, which measure the distance between the aircraft and the ground.

The precision technology can detect differences in the height of the land of as little as 2-inches (5cm), making it ideal for detecting hidden structures buried under the soil.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...000-years.html
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Old September 14th, 2016, 12:46 PM   #383
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Old November 20th, 2016, 12:58 PM   #384
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