Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Temple of Claudius

The Temple of Claudius (here by James Pegrum) was built by Roman forces in Camulondunum, what is now Colchester, England. Here the Romans revered the recently deceased and deified Emperor Claudius as a god. Boudica, the widow of the local king, was outraged at the treatment of her and her family, and led an uprising of native Brits against the Romans, destroying Camulondunum and burned the temple, killing all of those inside.

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