Tagged: Romans

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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30 Surprising Facts about Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian's Wall English Heritage
Posted:
20 January 2017
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
History Uncovered

Stretching from coast to coast, Hadrian’s Wall was the north-western frontier of the Roman Empire. 2017 marks an important anniversary in the history of Hadrian’s Wall – 30 years since becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In gaining this status, the landmark is officially acknowledged as a s...

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