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Roman Cornwall

I was told today that when foundations were being laid for the new road bridge across the Tamar in Launceston some years ago, the excavations uncovered a set of Roman bridge foundations. (Launceston may, or may not, be the same place that is called Uxelis in Ptolemy's Geography). The internet knows nothing of this intriguing fact(ish)*. My source is the business partner of the coordinating civil engineer on the bridge (now retired).

This sort of thing is the reason that I still haven't got my 'Marcus Goes To Dumnonia' story into any kind of order despite having started it about a year and a half ago. I am almost tempted to ditch it as fiction and issue it as a local history leaflet instead. :-D


*factish is a word I think I have just invented for something that may, or may not, be a fact. 

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huinare
5th Mar, 2013 21:24 (UTC)
Ooh, intriguing!

I rather like "factish."

And on a random note, this photo I saw on deviantArt yesterday kind of reminded me of your canine crew (except not sighthounds/lurchers).
bunn
7th Mar, 2013 09:30 (UTC)
Whee! Surprised dog! :-)
sistermine
5th Mar, 2013 22:46 (UTC)
Seconded that factish is a great word.

Was fascinated with your bridge story. I've recently (and possibly inspired by a certain Roman historical romance) been trying to find out if there are any photos of a dig I know took place near my parents' village in Catterick. I think the dig excavated a Roman villa of some sort and allegedly, mosaics. However, I can't find anything on the internet (or at least on the first two pages of Google, which totally counts as thorough research).

I'm going to have to pursue old-fashioned methods of asking people!
bunn
7th Mar, 2013 09:33 (UTC)
Asking people! How old-fashioned are we...

Checking through to the second page of Google definitely counts as research for factish information. :-D
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