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Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre

Sandwich, Kent, UK

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Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre, Sandwich, Kent

Richborough Fort founded in AD 43 after the Romans landed in England. A major port of Roman Britain and was one of the start-points for Watling Street that ran on to Canterbury and London. Earth fortifications were first dug on the site in the 1st century, probably was as a storage depot and bridgehead for the Roman army. This transformed into a civilian and commercial town, which was later replaced by a Saxon Shore Fort around the year 277.


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