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Alicante
   was known to the Romans as   
Lucentum
Spain
Ankara
   was known to the Romans as   
Acyra
Turkey
Aswan
   was known to the Romans as   
Syene
Egypt
Athens
   was known to the Romans as   
Athenae
Greece
Barcelona
   was known to the Romans as   
Barcino
Spain
Bath
   was known to the Romans as   
Aquae Sulis
Bath is located in the English county of Somerset, the large natural hot spring was dedicated to the goddess Sulis
Belgrade
   was known to the Romans as   
Singidunum
Yugoslavia
Bologna
   was known to the Romans as   
Bononia
Italy
Bonn
   was known to the Romans as   
Bona
Germany
Bordeaux
   was known to the Romans as   
Burdigala
France
Boulogne
   was known to the Romans as   
Bononia
City in northern France. Also known as Portus Itius.
Bratislava
   was known to the Romans as   
Istropolis
Capital of Slovakia. Istropolis="the Danube City". Also had the Latin name Posonium.
Britain
   was known to the Romans as   
Britannia
Budapest
   was known to the Romans as   
Aquincum
Hungary
Burgh Castle
   was known to the Romans as   
Garrianonum
Buxton
   was known to the Romans as   
Aquae Arnemetiae
Derbyshire
Caerleon
   was known to the Romans as   
Isca Silurium
Caernarfon
   was known to the Romans as   
Segontium
Cambridge
   was known to the Romans as   
Cantabria
Cantab. indicates a degree was awarded by the University of Cambridge
Canterbury
   was known to the Romans as   
Durovernum Cantiacorum
Carlisle
   was known to the Romans as   
Luguvalium
Cumbria
Chelmsford
   was known to the Romans as   
Caesaromagus
Essex
Cherbourg
   was known to the Romans as   
Coriallum
France
Chester
   was known to the Romans as   
Deva
Chesterholm
   was known to the Romans as   
Vindolanda
Chichester
   was known to the Romans as   
Noviomagus
Cirencester
   was known to the Romans as   
Corinium
Colchester
   was known to the Romans as   
Camulodunum
Corbridge
   was known to the Romans as   
Corstopitum
Doncaster
   was known to the Romans as   
Danum
South Yorkshire
Dorchester
   was known to the Romans as   
Durnovaria
Dorset
Dover
   was known to the Romans as   
Dubris
Dunstable
   was known to the Romans as   
Durocobrivis
Durham
   was known to the Romans as   
Dunelm
East Lothian
   was known to the Romans as   
Evidensca
Scotland
Edgware
   was known to the Romans as   
Sulloniacis
Barnet
England
   was known to the Romans as   
Albion
Exeter
   was known to the Romans as   
Isca
Florence
   was known to the Romans as   
Florentia
Italy
Gloucester
   was known to the Romans as   
Glevum Colonia
Godmanchester
   was known to the Romans as   
Durovigutum
Cambridgeshire
The Hague
   was known to the Romans as   
Haga-Comitis
Netherlands
Halifax
   was known to the Romans as   
Halifacium, Hortonium
Innsbruck
   was known to the Romans as   
Oenipontum
Austria
Ireland
   was known to the Romans as   
Hibernia
Isle of Wight
   was known to the Romans as   
Vectis
The first Isle of Wight Festival was in 1968 at Ford Farm, Wootton Bridge.
Istanbul
   was known to the Romans as   
Byzantium, Constantinopolis
Turkey
Jerusalem
   was known to the Romans as   
Aelia Capitolina, Hierosolyma
Israel/Jordan
Leicester
   was known to the Romans as   
Ratae Coritanorum
Lincoln
   was known to the Romans as   
Lindum Colonia
Lincoln is a cathedral city and county town of Lincolnshire, England.
Lisbon
   was known to the Romans as   
Olisipo
Portugal
London
   was known to the Romans as   
Londinium
Lyon
   was known to the Romans as   
Lugdunum
France
Manchester
   was known to the Romans as   
Mamucium
Marseille
   was known to the Romans as   
Massilia
France
Naples
   was known to the Romans as   
Neapolis
Italy
Newcastle
   was known to the Romans as   
Pons Aelius
Oxford
   was known to the Romans as   
Oxonia
Paris
   was known to the Romans as   
Lutetia Parisiorum
France
Pisa
   was known to the Romans as   
Pisae
Italy
Scotland
   was known to the Romans as   
Caledonia
Seville
   was known to the Romans as   
Colonia Iulia Romula, Hispalis
Spain
Silchester
   was known to the Romans as   
Calleva
Sofia
   was known to the Romans as   
Serdica
Bulgaria
Split
   was known to the Romans as   
Spalatum
Croatia
St Albans
   was known to the Romans as   
Verulamium
Strasbourg
   was known to the Romans as   
Argentoratum
City in northeastern France. Military outpost for the Romans.
Swindon
   was known to the Romans as   
Durocornovium
Tadcaster
   was known to the Romans as   
Calcaria
Market town in North Yorkshire, UK.
Tangiers
   was known to the Romans as   
Tingi
Morocco
Towcester
   was known to the Romans as   
Lactodorum
Turin
   was known to the Romans as   
Augusta Taurinorum
City in northwest Italy. The Roman 'Castra Taurinorum' was later renamed after the Roman Emperor Augustus.
Utrecht
   was known to the Romans as   
Traiectum Eriditum
Netherlands
Venice
   was known to the Romans as   
Venetiae
Italy
Wales
   was known to the Romans as   
Cambria
Whitchurch
   was known to the Romans as   
Mediolanum
Mediolanum = "The place in the middle of the plain". Whitchurch is a market town in Shropshire, UK.
Winchester
   was known to the Romans as   
Venta Belgarum
Wroxeter
   was known to the Romans as   
Viroconium
Shropshire, UK. You can still visit the 2nd C. municipal baths.
York
   was known to the Romans as   
Eboracum
Z├╝rich
   was known to the Romans as   
Turicim
Cultural and commercial centre of Switzerland. In Roman times it was a station for moving goods in and out of Italy.


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