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TRAJECTUM in North Gallia, is not mentioned in any Roman writing before the Itin. of Antoninus. It was on the Roman road which ran along the Rhine from Lugdunum Batavorum, and the site is Utrecht in the kingdom of the Netherlands, at the bifurcation of the old Rhine and the Vecht. The modern name contains the Roman name abbreviated, and the part U seems to be a corruption of the word Oude (Vetus); but D'Anville observes that the name is written Utrecht as early as 870.


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