Tagged: Hadrian’s Wall

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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How to spot: A Roman Road

Roman street at Corbridge Roman Town
Posted:
22 May 2017
Posted By:
Mary-Ann Ochota
Categories:
History Uncovered

Hadrian’s Wall is the most remarkable Roman monument in Britain, running 117km (73 miles) from England’s east coast to west coast. But interestingly, the Roman road that runs along its southern side is a rare example of a non-straight Roman road! Hadrian’s Wall, and its Scottish cousin, the An...

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How do you look after Roman treasures?

Stone relief of the Roman goddess Sol
Posted:
13 April 2017
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
Behind the Scenes

We go behind the scenes with English Heritage Conservator Leesa Vere-Stevens as a new exhibition and redevelopment project get underway at Hadrian's Wall. She tells us how she’s helping to redisplay the world-famous collections at Corbridge Roman Town  – and why chiselling and forklift truck d...

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