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BBC Gloucestershire wrote:
Hi,

Just thought I'd let you know that the BBC Gloucestershire and BBC Wiltshire websites both have spin-off features from this series - a virtual tour of some of the counties' best ancient sites.

The Gloucestershire sites are described by Professor Mark Horton:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-12499444

And the Wiltshire ones are described by Phil Harding:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-12499452

Hopefully it'll be of interest!

Regards,
David
BBC Gloucestershire


Very much of interest .. thank you. I live in Wiltshire so am familiar with the sites shown in your links. However, last year (and continuing) was my 'Cotswold Ancient Sites Adventure'. Your most fascinating link is a place I visited just last week, stopped of at the village of Bagendon - which to all intents and purposes is a tiny picturesque village with a beautiful little 13th century Cotswold stone church at its centre. Although we looked at the wooded earthworks that surround the village, didn't attempt any photographs.

What I didn't know, but have learnt from your link, is that Bagendon was the site of an Iron Age city and marks the beginning of 'history' rather than 'prehistory' as the the copper and silver pre-Roman coins were found there. The Romans, however, chose Cirencester though to built their city.

Great stuff - I'll be back to look/read some more.


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1st March 2011ce
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