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A borough of southeast England near the North Sea. It was an important pre-Roman city and the site of the first Roman colony in Britain.


(Placename) a town in E England, in NE Essex; university (1964). Pop: 104 390 (2001). Latin name: Camulodunum


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a city in NE Essex, in E England. 149,100.
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THE Emperor Claudius spent just 16 days in Britain, long enough to lead his troops into Camulodunum and have his army build a huge fortress.
The Roman writer Pliny the Elder referred to Camulodunum [Colchester] in AD77.
In the introduction Mr Ahier, of Lightridge Road, Fixby, says he had been planning to write a book for a long time about Castle Hill, or Camulodunum as he calls it, but got interrupted by World War I.
Stanway: ah elite burial site at Camulodunum (Britannia monograph series 24): 352-9.
They destroyed Camulodunum (modern Colchester) and burned Londinium (London) to the ground.
It wasn't until much later, when I visited a museum in Colchester, once the capital of Roman Britain, Camulodunum, that I found the hook, my way in to archaeology.
ANSWERS: 1 The Canaries; 2 K9; 3 Catherine Deneuve; 4 Camulodunum (present-day Colchester); 5 The albatross; 6 To tip poison arrows for stunning game; 7 The Wild Old Man Of Rock'n'Roll; 8 Don McLean; 9 Prince Charles; 10 Leicestershire.
The Roman settlement of Camulodunum (modern Colchester), named after Camulos, is widely thought to be the origin of Medieval writers' Camelot.
29 Camulodunum, the first Roman town in the British Isles, is which modern town?