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Hidden Histories : episode three

Episode three explores a complete landscape of the Roman army at Tomen-y-mur near Trawsfynydd, examines the clues to Welsh social history at Capel Als, Llanelli, and traces the master-carpenters of Tudor Wales at Old Impton near Presteigne.

At the heart of the site is the Roman auxiliary fort.

Tomen-y-mur Roman fort

Toby Driver, the aerial investigator of the Royal Commission, meets Dr Jeff Davies of Aberystwyth University to discuss some recent discoveries at the Roman military landscape of Tomen-y-mur near Trawsfynydd.

At Tomen-y-mur, near Trawfynydd, aerial photography has revealed a large number of military features from the Roman era.

At the heart of the site is the Roman auxiliary fort, which stood in a prominent position on the road from Brithdir near Dolgellau to Segontium at Caernarfon. It was probably founded around AD 70 and abandoned by about AD 130, so a snapshot of half a century of intense activity can be read in the landscape.

Find out more about the Roman remains, on the Royal Commission's website.


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