Friday, June 24, 2011

Life on Hadrian's Wall

The Tullie House Museum in Carlyle has a new exhibit of artifacts from the forts along Hadrian's Wall, and a nice interactive map which allows you to explore sites along the western part of the wall, with pictures of many interesting objects from the sites.

I like this stone relief from Housesteads, depicting Capricorn and Pegasus, the emblems of the Second Legion Augusta. The wall was built by men from three legions -- Second Augusta, Twentieth Valeria Victrix and the Sixth Victrix-- and they left many signatures of their work.

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