Isca Augusta

Local nameIsca Augusta
LocationNewport, Wales, UK

Isca, variously specified as Isca Augusta or Isca Silurum, was the site of a Roman legionary fortress and settlement or vicus, the remains of which lie beneath parts of the present-day suburban village of Caerleon in the north of the city of Newport in South Wales. The site includes Caerleon Amphitheatre and is protected by Cadw.

Headquarters of the Legion "II Augusta", which took part in the invasion under Emperor Claudius in 43, Isca is uniquely important for the study of the conquest, pacification and colonisation of Britannia by the Roman army. It was one of only three permanent legionary fortresses in later Roman Britain and, unlike the other sites at Chester and York, its archaeological remains lie relatively undisturbed beneath fields and the town of Caerleon and provide a unique opportunity to study the Roman legions in Britain.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isca_Augusta

Address 3 Museum Street, Caerleon NP18 1AX, United Kingdom

Coordinates 51°36'38.333" N -2°57'19.393" E

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