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CLIP 11767

Hadrian's Wall (pt 3/4)

Hadrian's Wall (pt 3/4)

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Key Info
  • Hadrian's Wall (pt 3/4)
  • Duration: 02:32
  • A civilian settlement ('vicus') would develop outside every Roman fort. While soldiers were not allowed to marry, most would have an unofficial family living here. A computer-generated model conveys what it will have looked like. A tombstone of the wife of a soldier is examined, as is a precious gold ring, possibly the earliest Christian object in Roman Britain. The many things we can learn from found objects about their former owners is considered.
  • Subject:

    Classical Studies


    Daily Life and Death

  • Keywords: archaeology, legionary, Housesteads, Vindolanda
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful for conveying the fullness of life on Hadrian's Wall: the services and comforts soldiers had access to in the civilian settlements which grew up beside every fort. Also helpful if one is explaining to a class the way in which archaeological evidence can help us reconstruct ancient lives.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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