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Plan of Eboracum, the Roman city that has become York

Plan of Eboracum, the Roman city that has become York

Here we have, not merely the plan of Roman York, but the general layout of all Roman camps. For the site, which was probably already occupied by some sort of settlement of the Brigantes, the chief British tribe in the North of England, was first used for a temporary camp. As such it is the characteristic quadrilateral of the Roman army, with a gate in each wall and streets from them meeting in the centre. This place became a military centre and a city grew up on it. Present streets and the Minster are marked in faint broken lines.

Other pictures from Roman York: Its Life from Its Antiquities


A fragment of Empire

Traces of Eboracum kept in the Yorkshire museum

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