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  Ancient Britain - MSN Encarta
The name Britain comes from the Latin name Britannia, which the ancient Romans applied to the island, and the name Britain is still widely used to mean Great Britain or even all of the British Isles.
Before the Roman conquest of Britain in the 1st century ad, the island was not significant in the history of Western civilization.
During the period of conquest and military campaigns, Britain was a military stronghold of the Roman army, but the people of Britain benefited from Roman technology and cultural influences.
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 Ancient Britain - MSN Encarta
The beginnings of the Iron Age in Britain were strongly influenced by the Hallstatt Culture of mainland Europe, and strong European links continued throughout the period, allowing Britain to keep up with changes in fashion and technology.
To this extent, the Iron Age saw the first development of towns in Britain: centres such as Verulamium (St Albans, Hertfordshire) and Camulodunum (Colchester, Essex) were already well established by the time of the Roman Conquest and went on to become important administrative and trading centres under Roman rule.
Most of the people of Roman Britain, however, were descendants of the native Iron Age population, and many of the traditions and ways of life of ancient Britain continued and contributed to the development of the new, Romanized way of life in Britain.
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 Prehistoric Britain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prehistoric Britain was a period in the human occupation of Great Britain that extended throughout prehistory, ending with the Roman invasion of Britain in AD 43.
Ancient Britons were however involved in extensive trade and cultural links with the rest of Europe from the Neolithic onwards, especially in exporting tin which was in abundant supply.
Britain had large reserves of tin in the areas of Cornwall and Devon in what is now southwest England, and thus tin mining began.
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Roman emperors ruled Britain as a province (after 197 as two provinces and after 196 as four) under Roman governors (49 are known, up to AD 242) with full civil and military powers.
One reason Severus came to Britain was because the outlying province had become a powerful enough base for its governor Clodius Albinus (192-7) to proclaim himself emperor - until defeated and killed by Severus near Lyons.
Britain's remaining legions were withdrawn to Boulogne by Constantine III (proclaimed by his troops a century after his namesake and supposed ancestor) to support his usurping imperial claims and intervention in Gaul (407-11).
www.ladyoftheearth.com /lessons/ancient.txt   (1986 words)

 BBC - History - Ancient History
From the death cults of Egypt to the fearsome yet sophisticated society of the Vikings, the ancient world was a surprising and challenging place.
The culture of ancient Egypt spanned 5,000 years, but it remains an intriguing mystery.
The vibrant societies of ancient Greece have had a profound impact on the modern world.
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 BBC News | UK | Britain returns ancient marbles to Turkey
Britain is to hand over seven ancient statues to Turkey on Wednesday, four years after they were discovered lying in the wreckage of a ship off the coast of Kent.
Discussions took place between the governments of Britain and Turkey, the latter of whom had claimed ownership of the marbles.
The amicable settlement between Britain and Turkey concerning the ownership of the marbles also raises a reminder of the ongoing and as yet unresolved debate between Britain and Greece over the rightful home of the Elgin marbles.
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This is especially true of pre-Roman Britain, because the Celts lived largely as a united body of individualistic tribes, with the land divided up fairly among themselves, their territories clearly marked out by the natural river boundaries.
The genealogies and legends of Celtic Britain were more than fanciful tales, they relate the names of the ancestors, the stories of their blood, as The Bible relates the story of Israelite and Jewish blood.
Cunobelin's son was the famed Caratacos, defender of Britain, known later by the title Arviragus; this Latinized version of Arthur stems from 'arvus', the Roman word pertaining specifically to the ploughing of fields of corn.
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 The Isle of Influence: Ancient Britain
Britain was also directly responsible for the initial mass settlement of the North American continent that, together with immigrants from the rest of Europe, created the giant that became America.
Many of the Romans then settled in Britain once their period of army service was over (usually twenty years) and formed the core of the Romanized Briton population.
Before the Romans brought Christianity to Britain, the dominant religion had been a variant of the Celtic religions - nature worship and the existence of holy men, or druids, were the dominant characteristics.
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 Orkneyjar Archaeology News - Was Orkney the ceremonial capital of ancient Britain?
Orkneyjar Archaeology News - Was Orkney the ceremonial capital of ancient Britain?
Was Orkney the ceremonial capital of ancient Britain?
Ancient occurrences, particularly burning, leave magnetic traces that show up when analysed with hi-tech equipment.
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 Ancient Britain - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Ancient Britain - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Ancient Britain, the islands of Great Britain in prehistory, that is, the period between the first evidence of the presence of humans in Britain,...
History and Historiography, terms used, often in conjunction, to denote the study and recording of past events.
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 Sacred Britain
All through Britain may be greater and lesser mounds - the holier places in a holy land - and where there are traces of serpent worship and a mound, there will have been a seat of Druid culture and pre-Druid worship.
Mingled with the fragments of an ancient Druid culture and wisdom there is the childlike purity and ecstasy of a Christianity quite unlike that which is to be found later.
Britain must learn the meaning of the light and how to use the spiritual sunlight from the Solar Logos, the purity and holiness of which is man's salvation....Here in Britain is the point of balance of positive and negative forces between construction and destruction, which meet here.
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Britains earliest prehistoric inhabitants were displaced by successive invasions of Celtic peoples, who were, in turn, harassed and displaced by Roman, Pictish, and Germanic invaders.
According to the weight of expert opinion, Britains last glacial period drew to a close about 8300 B.C. Despite the hardships imposed until then by the long epochs of arctic and subarctic conditions, human occupation of Britain in the form of hunter-gatherer societies is in evidence for many millennia preceding that time.
The traditional invasion hypothesis for Britain is that Celts of the Hallstatt culture invaded Britain beginning in the sixth century B.C., with heaviest settlement in the south and east.
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 Ancient Britain
From the 8th century BCE onward, expansion of continental Urnfield and Hallstatt groups brought new people (mainly the Celts) to Britain; they came at first, perhaps, in small prospecting groups, but soon their influence spread, and new settlements developed.
Some of the earliest hill forts in Britain were constructed in this period (e.g., Beacon Hill, near Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire; or Finavon, Angus); though formally belonging to the late Bronze Age, they usher in the succeeding period.
Before the Roman conquest of Britain in the 1st century CE, the island was not significant in the history of Western civilization, except perhaps for it's tin mines for which the Phoenicians are supposed to have visited Britain.
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 Ancient Sites of Britain - Stonehenge, Avebury and other Stone Circles
Visiting the sites of Ancient Britain takes you to some of the most fantastic locations in the country and provides many very special memories.
This Web Page is designed to provide a guide to the most famous ancient sites in Britain although I highly recommend hunting down some of the smaller sites as these can be more invigorating to discover and experience.
When visiting any ancient sites treat them with respect and leave them as you find them for they have been there for 200 generations and will be there long after you have gone.
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 Interesting Facts - Ancient Britain and Ireland
For example, the New Grange (also spelled Newgrange) tomb, in County Meath in Ireland, constructed around 3,000 B.C., was constructed so that the burial chamber is perfectly illuminated by the rising sun on the winter solstice (December 21).
The earliest known unit of length was used around 2,300 B.C. by megalithic tomb builders in ancient Britain.
In the third century B.C., the Greek geographer and explorer Pytheas sailed along the Atlantic coast of Europe, explored Great Britain, sailed north to "Thule" (possibly Norway) and traversed the Baltic Sea as far as the Vistula.
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 Ancient Britain
Ancient stone's modern hitch - 30/06/00 Volunteers attempting to re-enact journey to Stonehenge have help fishing their lost bluestone from sea
Britain's 'earliest' prehistoric cave art - 16/06/03 It consists of 12,000-year-old engravings of birds and an ibex carved into the stone walls at Creswell Crags, Derbyshire
Britain's human history revealed - 05/09/06 Dr Danielle Schreve from Royal Holloway, has been filling out part of the story at a quarry near Norwich
www.chrisbutterworth.com /hist/ancient.htm   (722 words)

 Athena Review 1,1: Landings of Caesar in Britain, 55 and 54 BC
In the first century BC, Britain was settled by Iron Age societies, many with long-term roots in Britain, and others closely tied to tribes of northern France (fig.2).
Caesar probably planned an expedition to Britain in 56 BC, a year when the Armorican tribes in the coast of Britanny revolted against the Romans with aid from the tribes of southern Britain.
Ancient Britain and the Invasions of Julius Caesar.
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The Ordnance Survey Ancient Britain map is a comprehensive guide to the most important archaeological sites of early English, Welsh and Scottish history.
It features the whole of Great Britain on a double-sided sheet and shows the detailed history of ancient Britain – including the Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman and early Medieval periods – against a backdrop of modern Ordnance Survey mapping.
Britain is blessed with a wealth of interesting places to visit – many with high historical significance.
www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk /oswebsite/media/news/2005/june/ancientbritain.html   (523 words)

 Ancient Britain | History | Scilly News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Britain has remains from the 'Old Stone Age', pre-8000 BC.
Hunter gatherers would only come to Britain in the summer months.
It is in this era that Britain separated from Europe.
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 Historic Britian.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Julius Caesar invaded Britain in 55 BC to conquer the native peoples, called Britons.
In the new environment of forest and swamp the Middle Stone Age came and passed, followed by the New Stone Age, during which the practice of agriculture was begun.
Britain is a country steeped in tradition and history.
www.historicbritain.net   (1290 words)

 British Ancient Places   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Overlooking Loch Roag on the west side of Lewis the Calanais Standing Stones attract numerous visitors each year and their origin is just as perplexing as other ancient stone sites around Britain.
The Hurlers and the Pipers are ancient stone circles located on Bodmin moor.
The Uffington white horse is 374 feet long and possibly Britain’s oldest hill figure.
www.mybritain.com /ancient.htm   (215 words)

 MegaLinks: Great Britain (general)
Ancient Sites - Selection of ancient megalithic monuments from England, Scotland and Wales; brief descriptions and several photos for each site.
Britain Express - Ancient Britain - Ancient Britain travel and heritage guide, including an A-Z gazetteer of ancient sites in England and Wales, feature articles, and visitor information.
While the stone circles builders may not have held the same concepts of astronomy and geometry as we do today, it is obvious that they utilised, to the best of their ability, basic theories on 'true' circle production and celestial alignments.
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 Living Dinosaurs from Anglo-Saxon and other Early Records
We will, instead examine the issue by considering the written evidence that has survived from the records of various ancient peoples that describes, sometimes in the most graphic detail, human encounters with living giant reptiles we would call dinosaurs.
We have also met Eomer in the same genealogies, 23 where his name is rendered Eomaer and where he is, strictly speaking, the grandson, and not the son, of Offa.
These ancient genealogies were clearly fresh in the mind of the writer of Beowulf, which again tell us something of the times in which the poem was composed.
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 eBay - ancient britain, Maps, Atlases, Globes, Nonfiction Books items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Ancient Bronze Implements and Weapons of Britain, Evans
ANCIENT BRITAIN Neele engraved map early 1800s NR
Mythology of Ancient Britain and Ireland by Charles Squ
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 The Megalithic Portal and Megalith Map:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The arrest of tomb robbers led archaeologists to the graves of three royal dentists, protected by a curse and hidden in the desert sands for thousands of years in the shadow of Egypt‘s most ancient pyramid.
That led archaeologists to the three tombs, one of which included an inscription warning that anyone who violated the sanctity of the grave would be eaten by a crocodile and a snake.
Ancient Temple in South Eastern Turkey, in Province of Sanliurfa on the Harran plain towards Syria near one of the Euphrates arms.
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 Religion in Ancient Britain: Cauldron Beneath the Surface
The new religion was just beginning to hold sway in the Empire when the Romans left Britain, so Roman Christianity was not much practiced, except by the Romano-British the Empire's evacuation left behind.
Missionaries came from the Continent to spread their word to Britain; with this word came intolerance and exclusivity.
Ancient religions suffered, as did those who practiced them.
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 Britain - Search Results - MSN Encarta
United Kingdom, constitutional monarchy in northwestern Europe, officially the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The name Britain comes from the Latin name...
New Britain (city, Connecticut) : colleges and universities
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 BBC NEWS | England | Hampshire/Dorset | Ancient forger's coin die found
Early analysis of the die suggests that it may have been made by a forger producing imitation gold coins for his or her own purposes.
The design engraved on the die is a galloping horse, a widely recognised symbol of wealth and power in ancient Britain, and a common motif on Celtic coins.
Scholars have long believed that the Gallo-Belgic B coins were produced in Britain and not in France.
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