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Factory may have weapons link

Factory may have weapons link
trefwoorden: Engeland - EXmoor - romeinse tijd - ijzerfabriek - wapenproductie
Archaeologists excavating the site of a huge iron factory on Exmoor believe it might have been used to help produce weapons for the Roman army.
Experts working at the dig near Brayford in north Devon believe what they have found is far more important than they first thought.
The factory is on such a massive scale they are wondering whether the Romans may have had a greater influence in the South West than previously believed.
It is thought a lot of the iron produced there 2,000 years ago was destined for national and even international markets to make weapons and tools.

Lees verder bij: BB News (16 september 2003)