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AD455 Avitus becomes Emperor

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9 July

Eparchius Avitus Augustus was proclaimed Western Roman Emperor by Theodoric II after the death of his predecessor Petronius Maximus.

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Roman villa uncovered under Wiltshire lawn

While workers were digging a trench to lay some¬†electrical cable for home owner Luke Irwin in Wiltshire, they discovered a Roman era mosaic floor which would lead to the discovery of one of Britain’s best preserved Roman villas.

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