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April 2024
In today’s blog we’re investigating the bustling life of the vicus, the civilian settlements that thrived outside the Roman forts across the Empire. Housesteads Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall was no different, enjoying a vibrant community fuelled by the economic activities of Roman soldiers. Soldiers and civilians The Roman army paid its soldiers in such...
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In this blog, we’re looking at the West Gate of Housesteads Roman Fort and finding out about the fascinating history of the forts along Hadrian’s Wall. Interestingly, when Hadrian’s Wall was initially constructed, it was designed without forts integrated into its structure. However, a pivotal decision by Emperor Hadrian led to the inclusion of these...
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