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CLIP 3704

Archaeological dig at Vindolanda

Archaeological dig at Vindolanda

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Key Info
  • Archaeological dig at Vindolanda
  • Duration: 02:06
  • The forts at Vindolanda, alongside Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland, were built on top of each other, which means that the lower forts have been protected over the years and many of the Roman belongings have survived to this day. Archaeologists dig in the trenches of the forts to unearth numerous Roman artefacts and discoveries, including hair, shoes, slippers, fabric and a letter on a Roman tablet. The letter is a clue to the clothes worn by the Roman soldiers. This clip has subtitles available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Historical Enquiry

  • Keywords: Fort, Roman, Vindolanda, Hadrian's Wall, archaeologist, dig, survived, trenches, archaelogy, RomansinBritain, subtitled
Ideas for use in class
  • To show how an archaeological dig can be used to learn about the life of the Romans.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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