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Roman swords found at Vindolanda

Two metal swords and two wooden toy swords have been found at Vindolanda. The first sword was found by volunteer Rupert Bainbridge in the corner of a living room of the barrack. It had a bent tip and a Vindolanda spokesman said it was the "ancient equivalent of a modern soldier abandoning

Roman tablets found at Vindolanda

Roman documents have been found at Vindolanda in northern England. The hoard of around 25 wooden writing tablets was discovered by an archaeological team at Vindolanda on Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland. Consisting of letters, lists and personal correspondence, the items had been discarded towards the end of the 1st Century. Work is under

Hundreds of shoes found at Roman fort

More than 400 shoes have been recovered from the Roman fort of Vindolanda. And one of the shoes is strikingly similar to the Adidas Predator football boot. “The Roman shoe was meant to be worn indoors so that you did not bring the mud from outside inside,” said Vindolanda director of excavations

2,000-year-old footprint found at Vindolanda

A 2,000-year-old footprint found at the Romain site of Vindolanda in England is shedding life on the daily life of the soldiers and their families who lived on Hadrian's Wall. The partial print of a right foot, thought to be comparable with that of an adolescent has been dated to 160-180

Ancient water tank found at Vindolanda

An ancient water tank has been uncovered during recent excavations at the Roman fort of Vindolanda. “The excavators concentrated on the water tank feature and the roads surrounding it,” says Andrew Birley, the Director of Excavations at the former auxiliary facilities. “They managed to complete the task of excavating the tank down

2,000-year-old toilet seat found at Vindolanda

A wooden Roman toilet seat has been found in a garbage trench at the Roman fort of Vindolanda. "It is made from a very well worked piece of wood and looks pretty comfortable. "Now we need to find the toilet that went with it as Roman loos are fascinating places to excavate

1,800-year-old murdered Roman child found

The 1,800-year-old remains of a murdered Roman child have been found during a dig at Vindolanda fort in Northumberland, England. During a dig at Vindolanda Roman fort, the skeleton of a child, aged between eight and 10, was found in a shallow pit in the corner of a barrack-room. Foul