January 03, 2005

Out-of-town shopping malls 'were pioneered by rich Romans'

By Richard Savill
(Filed: 28/12/2004)

The luxury housing estate and out-of-town shopping centre may need to be added to the long list of what the Romans did for Britain.

Work in Bath suggests that rich Romans were so keen to live close to city centre attractions that they abandoned the empire's traditional habit of building lavish villas in the countryside, well away from the neighbours and commerce within the city walls.

Full Story (Telegraph)

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