Roman Fort Is the ‘First Evidence’ of Julius Caesar’s Invasions of Britain

Posted On December 7, 2017
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An ancient fort near a beach in southeast England is the first solid archaeological evidence of Julius Caesar’s invasions of Britain in 54 and 55 B.C., according to researchers.

Caesar himself wrote about his invasions of Britain, which have long been regarded as the first historical events ever recorded in the British Isles.

But there was no direct archaeological evidence of Caesar’s invasions until archaeologists discovered an ancient defensive ditch in 2010 while carrying out excavations ahead of a road construction project through the village of Ebbsfleet beside Pegwell Bay. Ebbsfleet sits on the Isle of Thanet in Kent, which overlooks the English Channel. The researchers suspected the ditch was associated with Caesar’s invasions, but couldn’t be sure.

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