A sign told us quite a bit of history of the place and referred us to other areas within the village center. So off we went, found a parking spot at the side of the road and started to explore. "Venta Silurum" apparently means "market town of the Silures" (a Roman tribe in Wales). For more history of the place, check out sites online. Not everyone is interested in the history of the Romans in Wales, but if you are, it's quite extensive. There's a Roman museum and amphitheater in Caerleon that I visited in 2006 with Jane. Following are some shots from then.
So this year, having seen the Roman ruins in Caerwent, I thought I'd put a few shots on a slideshow. I chose the music, called "The Emperor" because it sounds just like you'd hear in a movie when the Roman troops come marching in...powerful yet haunting. So enjoy - only 12 photos, most mine but a couple from Mr. Google.