Housesteads is a ruined Roman fort along Hadrians Wall - it was originally called Vercovicium. The site and associated museum are managed by the National Trust.


Hadrian's Wall looking westward from Housesteads.

North Gate at Housesteads, England.

Large granery at Housesteads, England.

Roman altar dedicated to Jupiter from Housesteads, England. The museum display translates the Latin inscription as "To Jupiter, best and greatest, and the spirit of the Emperors. The first regiment of Tungrainus, under the command of Quintus Julius Maximus, Prefect [set this up]".

Relief of Mars on a Roman altar from Housesteads, England.

Relief of the goddess Diana/Artemis from the site of Housesteads, England.

Damaged statuary of the 3 mohers - Celtic goddesses who were popular at several Roman sites including Housesteads, England.

Relief of the birth of the god named Mithras from the site of Housesteads, England.

Roman altar set up by Litorias Pacatianusto Mythras (Mithras) at Housesteads, England.

Relief of Mithras slaining the bull of heaven (and the act of creating this world) from Housesteads, England.

Statue of Cautes from the Mithras sanctuary at Housesteads, England.

Small statuette of Aphrodite/Venus from Housesteads, England.
Photographs taken during March 1999

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