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Monday, 1 September 2008

Here’s what the Romans did for us...

Romans marched through Dorchester to launch a two-day festival that captured life in the town nearly 2,000 years ago.

Shoppers and visitors watched in amazement as the re-enactment group Legio II Augusta set out from Dorchester's Roman Town House and through the town centre to Maumbury Rings where they set up camp and welcomed young recruits.

READ MORE - Source: Dorset Echo Monday 1st September 2008

Websites:

Legio II Augusta

http://www.legiiavg.org.uk/

Praecones Britanniae

http://www.ancestral.co.uk/

Portable Antiquities Scheme

http://www.finds.org.uk/

The Roman Town House is in the grounds of County Hall, near the town centre.

http://www.romantownhouse.co.uk/

(Below) Highlights of the Dorchester Roman Festival 2008 at Maumbury Rings

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