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|Romans Trash Disciplined Reputation
- Centurions didn't keep Britain tidy, say archaeologists
SOME of the first Romans in Britain belied their reputation as a disciplined body of men by chucking litter and half eaten food all over their own fort, archaeologists have discovered.
Archaeologists have unearthed a fort dating back to to 44AD to the north of Oxford, one of the earliest sites in Britain, and were amazed to find animal bones and assorted cutlery strewn across the one-time floor of the garrison, the apparent remains of centurion binge-snacking.
Speculation has mounted that the soldiers indulged in a spot of valedictory euphoria, in the alleged manner of Bill Clinton's team at the Whitehouse, and trashed the joint just before leaving it. The fort was only occupied for ten years, the team of experts from Leicester University believe.