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Caerleon wonder

31st August 2011

 

Congratulation to the Cardiff University team who have been have unearthed fascinating fins in Caerleon. A professor of archaelogy from Birmingham described the fine as ones of world importance. There are few Roman ports in the world, but proof that there revealed of a quay wall that was impervious to water penetration. It is a few yards from the present coures of the Usk.

Crowd

Alos on show is stout Roman drain that is still doing its job two thousand years after it was built. A giant lead pipe has also been find. It could still be acting as a drain. This area is the Ultra Vires of the 2nd Roman Legion's headquarters. It was once one of the biggest centres of population in Britain.  Caerleon already has the magnificent Amphitheatre, Roman Baths and Barracks.  In past few days 5,000 visitors have visited the new excavations.

Quay

Quay wall constructed from broken roof tiles.

Pipe

Roman lead pipe

Drain

Roman drain.

Prof
Professor Dr Simon Esmonde-Cleary