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Hadrian’s Wall: The Temple of Mithras at Brocolitia

In this blog, we’re exploring the Temple of Mithras at Brocolitia, located on the historic Hadrian’s Wall. Mithras is a deity whose cult, originating from Persia, was embraced and Romanised...

The vicus settlement of Housesteads Fort

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...

Hadrian’s Wall: How the Forts were used

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...

Hadrian’s Walll – The Vallum Crossing at Benwell

In this blog, I’m in a place called Benwell in the West End of Newcastle. In Roman times, this area was known as Conicum. Here there is a Vallum which...
Ancient Roman History

Mile Castle 39: The worst-positioned castle on Hadrian’s Wall?

For this blog I’m at Mile Castle 39 on Hadrian’s Wall. The wall was originally built and designed to have Mile Castles along its length to defend itself from attack....

Hadrian’s Wall: Watching the Barbarians

For this blog, I visited Black Carts Turret on Hadrian’s Wall. When Hadrian’s Wall was originally constructed it didn’t have forts built into it. Instead, it was designed to have...

What did Hadrian’s Wall look like?

This blog explores what one of the most famous walls in the UK might have looked like when it was first built. In order to explore this subject, I visited...

The Romans Gave Up Building Hadrian’s Wall?

Believe it or not, there is a place on Hadrian’s Wall where the Romans gave up. It’s a place called Limestone Corner. Limestone Corner looking to the West. The Romans...
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