Roman Archaeology: fort Vindolandia

These images are from the Museum at the Roman fort of Vindolandia.



Restored portion of the Roman fort.



Winter aerial photograph of the fort (rephotographed from a poster at the site).



Jet Betrothal Medallion (rephotographed from a poster at the site).



Head of a statue from the Temple area (rephotographed from a poster at the site).



Game board and counters (rephotographed from a poster at the site).



Silver coin of Emperor Trajan (rephotographed from a poster at the site).


Figurine of Venus (rephotographed from a poster at the site).



Ox skull target (rephotogrphed from a poster at the site).



Samian bowl (rephotographed from a poster at the site).



Wool sock (rephotographed from a poster at the site).



Portible Christian altar (rephotographed from a poster at the site).



Glass cup with painting of gladiators (rephotographed from a poster at the site).



Wooden comb and leather case (rephotographed from a poster at the site).



Woven textile (rephotographed from a poster at the site).



Child's leather shoe (rephotographed from a poster at the site).



Water tank inside of the fort.



Foundations to a small temple inside of the fort, excavated 2005.



Rainbow over partially excavated and restored buildings inside of the fort.



Roman bath complex inside of the fort.



Hypocaust floor closeup.



Replica milestone.



Replica of an altar found at Vindolandia. The Latin inscription translates as "Sacred to the Genius of the Commanding Officer's residence, Pituanius Secundus, prefect of the Fourth Cohort of Gauls (set this up)."



Replica of an altar exavated at Vindolandia. The inscription translates as "To Jupiter, best and greatest, and to the other immortal gods and to the Geius of the Commanding Officer's residence, Quintus Petronium Urbicus, son of Quintas, of the Fabian voting tribe, prefect of the Fourt Cohort of Gauls,....., from Brixia in Italy, fulfilled his vow on behalf of himself and his family."



Replica of a tombstone excavated from Vindolandia. The Latin inscription translates as "To the spirits of the departed: Cornelius Victor, a member of the Governor's Guard, served as a soldier for 26 years, a Pannonian tribes, son of Saturninus, a chief centurion, and lived for 55 years, 11 days. I, his wife, had this set up."



Latrine inside the fort of Vindolandia. Latrine deposits and the wooden tablets found at the site help reconstruct diet. Meats = beef, pork (ham and bacon), goat, and deer. Fowl = chicken, duck, goose and wild birds. Vegetables = cabbage, lettuce, onions, beans, beets, and radishes. Fruit = apples, pears, cherries and plums. Nuts = hazel and walnut. Fish = wild fish, oysters and mussels. Also = olive oil, animal fats, eggs, honey, and cheese. Seasonings = salt, petter, garlic, mustard, aniseed and mint. Drink = wine, beer and milk .



Apse of the church inside of the fort.



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