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Today, I visited three important sites in County Durham, England, namely Binchester Roman Fort, Escomb Saxon Church and High Force Waterfall.

Vindolanda comprises both Roman military fort and civilian settlement (vicus) close to Hadrian’s Wall. Archaeological research is ongoing and has revealed a wealth of artifacts and finds including textiles, footwear, human and animal bones, weaponry, coins, leather goods and unique written communications know as the ‘Vindolanda Tablets’.

Arbeia Roman Fort was built around AD 161-180 and extended from 1.7 to 2.1 hectares after AD 200. Rationale was to extend capacity as a supply base.
The site was extended to include 22 granaries, After abandonment of the northern campaign Arbeia acted as a supply base for Hadrian’s Wall,