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Unearthing Northumberland's history

For almost 50 years, the Vindolanda Roman excavation site has intrigued and delighted visitors from across the globe with a near constant stream of prominent archaeological finds, including the world famous Vindolanda tablets, which revolutionised our understanding of Roman life.

Come rain or shine, site archaeologists have brought the day-to-day lives of Roman soldiers within reach for generations of curious visitors allowing them to physically connect with Northumberland’s history by walking in the footsteps of the people who lived here almost 2000 years ago.


Watch staff and volunteers tell the story of their dedication to uncovering the secrets of this Roman frontier fort.



The best thing about the site is the amazing humanity that populates it now just as it did 2000 years ago...

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