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Anglesey Druids

In 54 BC, fresh from conquering Gaul, Julius Caesar lands on the Kentish coast at the head of his battle-hardened legions, the first Romans in Britain. He writes dispatches back to Rome, describing an island dominated by powerful shaman priests who lead their people in gruesome spectacles of human sacrifice. In one ritual, he portrays Druids herding prisoners into wicker cages shaped like giant men, and watch them burn alive.

In 54 BC, fresh from conquering Gaul, Julius Caesar lands on the Kentish coast at the head of his battle-hardened legions, the first Romans in Britain. He writes dispatches back to Rome, describing an island dominated by powerful shaman priests who lead their people in gruesome spectacles of human sacrifice. In one ritual, he portrays Druids herding prisoners into wicker cages shaped like giant men, and watch them burn alive.

Photograph by Kirsten McTernan / Change Productions

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