Archaeologists Say They’ve Found The Site Of Julius Caesar’s First Invasion Of Britain

Archaeologists believe they may have uncovered the first evidence of Julius Caesar’s invasion of Britain in 54 B.C., BBC News reports. The discovery of a defensive ditch and weapons have led them to identify Pegwell Bay in Thanet, Kent as where they believe the Romans landed. The ditch, found in nearby Ebbsfleet, was part of a large fort, the University of Leicester team believes. Its location was consistent with clues provided by Caesar’s own account of the invasion, the team said. Caesar’s 54 B.C. invasion, which ultimately ended in retreat, came almost 100 years before Claudius’s conquest in A.D. 43. The five-meter-wide ditch was discovered during an excavation for a new road. The…