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First ‘capital’ of Roman Britain. Camulodunum was the site of the most important late Iron Age oppidum of southern Britain, seat of Cunobelinus (Cymbeline). After its surrender in ad 43 a legionary fortress was planted. A temple to the deified Claudius was under construction when the entire town was burned to the ground in the revolt of Boudicca. Town and temple were reconstructed.

Subjects: Archaeology.


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