Possible Roman road in Dorset & a submerged town in Greece

If you can get yourself down to Dorset for Saturday, you could see the start of a new dig which is trying to determine if a locally named “Roman Road” really is just that, or whether the name was given in error. If the road is proved to be Roman, it could be one laid in or around AD 43, when Britain had only just been invaded by the legions of Emperor Claudius. Read about it here.

The topic of a TV programme on the BBC two nights ago (catch up on iPlayer), the submerged ancient Greek town of Pavlopetri gives us a fascinating insight into how civilised life could be at times so many years ago. Detached two-storey houses, large gardens, ordered streets with drainage and guttering – they were all present. Remarkable. Read about it here.

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  1. Posted 17 October 2011 at 20:29 | Permalink

    Cheers Ben very interesting…. but i think im going to sulk because there is never anything interesting found up here in the boring midlands

  2. Ben Kane
    Posted 18 October 2011 at 10:15 | Permalink

    @Parmenion: there’s a whole legionary fortress near/at Lincoln – all you need to do is persuade the local authorities to dig it up!

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