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Pytheus was a merchant from the Greek colony at Marseilles (Massilia) and he sailed round the ‘Northern Seas’ and put Britain firmly on the map.
His own words have not survived but other classical writers often quote him.
Eventually as the Roman Empire crumbled, they lost their toehold on this outpost of their Empire, leaving behind a Romanized British population, which came to become the foundation for the earliest English peoples.
fter the end of the last Ice Age (around 9500 years ago) Ireland became separated from Britain and later (around 6000 BC) Britain was cut off from the rest of Europe.
He sailed from Cadiz in Spain through the Straits of Gibraltar, north by Ushant to Cornwall, Devon and Ictis, the tin port.
He then sailed right round Britain describing the inhabitants and the weather.
It is not a single structure but consists of a series of earth, timber, and stone structures which were revised and re-modeled over a period of more than 2000 years.Prior to these invasions Rome had been home to the Ancient British Celts, who were eventually absorbed by the growing Roman Empire in the 1st Century.This land was distant from Rome and the furthest corner of the Empire stretched north towards Scotland.Though the main evidence for the period is archaeological, there is a growing amount of genetic evidence which is still changing.There is also a little amount of linguistic evidence, from river and hill names, which is covered in the articles on Pre-Celtic and Celtic.However, none of the pre-Roman inhabitants of Britain have any known surviving written language.No literature of pre-Roman Britain has survived, so its history, culture and way of life are known mainly through archaeological finds.By 12,000 BC Britain had been reoccupied, as shown by archaeology.By around 4000 BC, the island was populated by people with a Neolithic culture.Before the Roman conquest of Britain in the 1st century CE, the island was not significant in the history of Western civilization, except perhaps for it’s tin mines for which the Phoenicians are supposed to have visited Britain.The first detailed description of Britain and its inhabitants was written by the Greek merchant Pytheas, who explored the coastal region about 325 BCE.