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Oldest Roman Military Camp Discovered

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Oldest Roman Military Camp Discovered

Post by Rowan » Mon September 17th, 2012, 3:54 pm

This discovery sheds new light on the Roman conquest of Gaul. The camp was built during Julius Caesars’ Gallic War in the late 50s BCE. Nearby lies a late Celtic settlement with monumental fortifications known as the ‘Hunnenring’ or ‘Circle of the Huns,’ which functioned as one of the major centers of the local Celtic tribe called Treveri. Their territory is situated in the mountainous regions between the Rhine and Maas rivers.

“The remnants of this military camp are the first pieces of archaeological evidence of this important episode in world history,” said Dr Sabine Hornung of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz’s Institute of Pre- and Protohistory, who authored a report published in the journal Archäologisches Korrespondenzblatt. “It is quite possible that Treveran resistance to the Roman conquerors was crushed in a campaign that was launched from this military fortress.”
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Post by fljustice » Tue September 18th, 2012, 3:01 pm

Thanks for the link, Rowan!
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Post by LoveHistory » Tue September 18th, 2012, 11:40 pm

Well the Romans are just getting all the press these days. Pretty cool though.

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