Roman Brothel Ruins Uncovered in Britain

From Reuters

Archeologists say they have found what appear to be 1,900-year-old remains of brothels used by Roman conquerors of Britain.

Surveys and digs near the town of Gloucester, western England, have revealed 17 Roman buildings dating from between AD 45 and 60, archeologists of the Gloucester Excavations Unit said.

They said the buildings were part of a civilian settlement that apparently originated as a group of brothels and ale houses outside a Roman fort used by 3,000 to 4,000 troops.

The clientele apparently were Roman infantrymen from the 20th Legion, the archeologists said.

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