Published On: Thu, Nov 30th, 2017

Archaeologists Unravel Evidence In Kent That Points To Julius Caesar’s Invasion Of Britain In 54BC

Archaeologists believe they have found the landing spot in Kent where Julius Caesar first invaded Britain.

Julius Caesar and his army invaded Britain in 54BC, taking what archaeologists now believe were their first tentative footsteps in Kent. A multitude of Roman ships had initially made their way towards Pegwell Bay on the Isle of Thanet and researchers had never spotted this precise location before, perhaps because of its distance from mainland Britain. However, this particular spot matches fairly precisely with the accounts that Julius Caesar gave.

Some of the hints that Caesar gave at the time were his descriptions of the chosen land being visible from the ocean, the presence of a wide bay and a mention of there being higher ground that was within reach. Upon landing, Julius Caesar and his army began preparations for building a fort here, according to the Independent.

The University of Leicester’s Dr. Alan Fitzpatrick explained why archaeologists and historians had never before considered the Isle of Thanet as being the spot where Julius Caesar first alighted in Britain.

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Archaeologists Unravel Evidence In Kent That Points To Julius Caesar’s Invasion Of Britain In 54BC