The Hill – Changing America
By Alejandra O’Connell-Domenech | Dec. 27, 2021
Researchers believe that a Roman legion of several thousand soldiers was stationed at the fortified camp located in Velsen, a city close to the shore of the North Sea Canal and just 20 miles north of Amsterdam, according to the outlet.
Archaeologists believe the fort was established by Emperor Caligula, who ruled Rome between A.D. 12 and A.D. 41, for a failed attempt to take Britannia around A.D. 40. The fort was then used by Caligula’s successor, Emperor Claudius, for a subsequent invasion in A.D. 43.