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Saxon Shore Forts of Britannia

by Dave Sadler
Saxon Shore forts are defensive fortifications, built by the late Roman Empire to defend the coast of the Roman province of Britannia (Britain) and the opposite side of the English Channel. Continue reading - Saxon Shore Forts of Britannia

Police appeal after nighthawking incident at Roman site in Great Chesterford

by Dave Sadler
It is believed someone went onto a protected Roman site in Newmarket Road in the village with a metal detector, and removed items belonging to Historic England. The alleged incident happened on September 29. Pc Andy…

Archaeologists Test Feces From Roman Latrine, Find Roundworm And Dysentery

by Dave Sadler
A latrine from the Roman baths at Sagalassos in Turkey has yielded its stinky secrets: feces contaminated with roundworms and parasites were discovered there by archaeologists interested in ancient health. Sagalassos…

Carlisle Cricket Club site gives up yet more of its fascinating Roman history

by Dave Sadler
Peering intently, archaeologist Frank Giecco turns the coin over in his hand and grins broadly as the light picks out the worn image of a woman, seated inelegantly on a rock, her shield and spear discarded nearby, her…

Dewa Roman Experience museum objects to Chester council bin plan

by Dave Sadler
A city museum has claimed its visitor numbers could be hit if a proposed new bin store is sited near its entrance. The Dewa Roman Experience on Pierpoint Lane in Chester said the new space could attract vermin and the smell from refuse…

Hacksilver, hoards and ancient jewellery: Unlocking the mysteries of Scottish silve

by Dave Sadler
As National Museums Scotland prepares to unveil an exhibition showcasing Roman and Early Medieval silver, Alice Blackwell, Glenmorangie Research Fellow, talks about about power and prestige in the first…

Roman artefacts the target of Oakenholt excavation

by Dave Sadler
A four-day excavation searching for evidence of Roman life begins in Flintshire on Saturday. Previous digs in the Oakenholt area have found remains of Roman roads, buildings, furnaces and coins. Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust (CPAT) is hosting the event and encouraging…

Colosseum’s upper level to reopen after four decades

by Dave Sadler
For the first time in four decades, the Colosseum's fifth and highest level will reopen to the public on November 1 - offering visitors a magnificent view of the amphitheater and Rome. The 'attic' of the 2,000-year-old Flavian amphitheater was reserved to…

A part of Hadrian’s Wall has been found in Newcastle city centre, shedding new light on its route

by Dave Sadler
Hadrians’s Wall has been uncovered during site investigations as part of a scheme to revive a historic building in Newcastle city centre. The section of the wall has been revealed…
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