Reconstruction of Roman Fort at Portchester Castle, Portchester, Hampshire
This is a reconstruction drawing of what the Roman fort at Portchester looked like in AD 345. Archaeological excavations suggest the Roman fort at Portchester was built between AD 285-290. It's building probably relates to a series of 'barbarian' (Saxon) attacks along the coasts of Britain and Gaul (France) at this time. These were a problem for the Roman Empire and to combat them they built numerous forts on both sides of the Channel. This site is now in the care of English Heritage (2011). Find out more.