Author Archives: Frances McIntosh

About Frances McIntosh

Curator of Hadrian’s Wall and the North East

Hadrian’s Wall and the Original Night’s Watch

Hadrian's Wall
Posted:
19 March 2019
Posted By:
Frances McIntosh
Categories:
History Uncovered

It’s well known that George R R Martin drew on many aspects of British history as inspiration for the world of Game of Thrones. The immense ice wall that protects the northern border of Westeros is definitely reminiscent of a certain structure in our care. But how similar was life for the Roman so...

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Death and Burial Rites on Hadrian’s Wall

Photograph showing cross-section of burial urns with creamtion remains inside
Posted:
27 April 2018
Posted By:
Frances McIntosh
Categories:
History Uncovered

The remains of a Roman burial site at Birdoswald were the first of their kind along Hadrian’s Wall to be excavated using modern scientific techniques. As part of the newly opened exhibition at Birdoswald, experts from English Heritage and Historic England have analysed the finds for the first time...

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