The Roman Road

The Olympic Park lies just five kilometres north-east of Londinium (London) – the capital of the Roman province in Britain – it spans the line of the Roman road from Londinium to the fort, colonia (an outpost of the Roman Empire) and former capital at Camulodunum (Colchester). Because the location of the road on the west side of the River Lea is well known from earlier excavations, a close arrangement of evaluation trenches was excavated within the Park in the hope of determining its precise line across the valley, and discovering where it crossed the river.
17 Oct 2011
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