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Roman gate and walls at Richborough have been reconstructed

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Roman gate and walls at Richborough have been reconstructed
Roman gate and walls at Richborough have been reconstructed | Photo: Jim Holden/English Heritage

In Richborough (south-eastern Britain) a Roman gate with a fragment of defensive walls was reconstructed. It was built exactly in the place where the building used to be.

The walls were 8 meters high and allowed ancient soldiers to freely look out for threats and protect the military camp located in Richborough. Fortifications in Richborough during the invasion in 43 CE they were intended to secure the landing of Roman troops and protect ships coming to the shores of Britain. Unrebuilt towers, in turn, were a place for gathering supplies and soldiers.

The walls and the gate were made of oak wood; the reconstruction is said to have been done using Roman methods. The building was financed by the public benefit organization “English Heritage”.

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