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Until the Roman invasion of London in AD 43 there were no significant permanent settlements on the site Once the Romans came and built a bridge over the Thames River the city began to prosper and grow After the Romans the Saxons inhabited London and from then on for the most part the city continuously flourished However many things happened in between to help get London off the ground The Romans troops led by Aulus Plautius were pushing their way through Britain but were forced to stop at the Thames and build a bridge the first London Bridge After building the bridge over the river this gave the Romans a start for networking a system of roads and making travel much easier and quicker throughout Britain The Thames valley gave the Romans fertile soils water and timber to help the start of what was then called Londinium a flourishing town and port However in AD 60 the first Londinium was destroyed by fire from the revolt of Boudicca and her tribe the Iceni Soon after the city was rebuilt and great expansion and development began again in Londinium The port thrived after AD 60 and had great activity by the late first century By AD 100 there was a street system laid out and many parts of the city were densely built up Timber framed buildings were built around the large basilica and forum Shops and commercial buildings were on the main road while residential area and public baths developed branching off of it Hygiene became very important with the building of the baths Most baths had four main rooms steam room warm room cold room and cold plunge People took in with them a strigil that was used to scrape off the dirt as they sweated it out in the hotter rooms Even though the main purpose for them was hygiene they were also used for exercise relaxation and even sex Around
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