Hadrians Wall dig unearths Roman refugee camp

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Rosemary Sutcliff would no doubt have been fascinated that a research team has found hundreds of unusual buildings which may have housed natives seen as traitors by tribes from north of Hadrian’s wall, in what is now Scotland.

A major dig close to Hadrians Wall has revealed traces of a suspected refugee camp which would have housed tribes-people fleeing south from a breakdown of society north of the imperial border in the third century AD. Archaeologists were initially puzzled to unearth the foundations of temporary but well-built structures on the site of an earlier fort within the sprawling perimeter of the Roman fortress of Vindolanda.

Source: Hadrians Wall dig unearths Roman refugee camp | The Guardian.

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