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Guidebook: Wroxeter Roman City

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Wroxeter Roman City - Viriconium Cornoviorum - was once the fourth largest town in Roman Britain. Founded in the mid 1st century AD as a legionary fortress, the town was established in the 90s AD. It was iowwon was deserted, apart from the area round the Church of St Andrew. Only the ruined wall, know as the 'Old Work', in the centre of the Roman city, and the town's deeinces indicated that there had once been a town here. The town reverted to farmland, its fields producing crops alongside artefacts and building stone, eventually attracting the attention of antiquarians.

In 1859, archaeologists began excavating by the Old Work and uncovereed the remains of a large public baths. Later excavations located the forum and houses, none of which is now visible, but a modern reconstruction of a Roman town house demonstrates how Wroxeter's houses may once have looked. Today, archaeologists have been using cutting-edge technology to uncover the secrets of the site, enabling them to see through the soil and reveal the details of the city, which has led to a revolution in our understanding of this complex and important site.

Publication Date: May 2012

Paperback, 48pp, 94 illustrations

Size: 285mm x 160mm
Author 1: Roger H White
ISBN: 9781848021211
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by Katherine Collins on 13 Jan 2013 at 15:16
Very speedy delivery as received the day after order was placed. Very helpful staff as needed to change delivery address over the phone.
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by Rudolf Akker on 16 Nov 2012 at 10:29
I ordered those guide books after visits long thime ago. They are very good, with a lot of background information. Nice too read afterwards A fan from the heritage in Holland
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by Mark Garner on 07 Aug 2012 at 18:00
Fantastic red guide great detail and a good read
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