The photo above shows a wooden reconstruction of the wall and gatehouse at Vindolanda. The fort and the surrounding settlement lies to the south of Hadrian's Wall. Over the summer months there are excavations on site, which have uncovered a number of Roman documents and artefacts, including Roman boots, shoes, armour, jewellery and coins. The site is known for its rare ink on wood documents and letters - which provide a fascinating insight into Roman life on this northerly frontier nearly two thousand years ago.
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