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The first pre-Roman planned town in Britain

Archaeologists in Britain have found the first pre-Roman planned town which shows that Iron Age societes were much more sophisticated than previously thought.

Prof Mike Fulford, an archaeologist at the University of Reading, said: “The people of Iron Age Silchester appear to have adopted an urbanised Roman way of living.

“They did this all before the Romans had arrived. It is remarkable to find this evidence of an Iron Age layout before the arrival of the Romans and the development of a planned Roman town.

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Story: The Telegraph | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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