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Athena Review  Vol.1, no.1


Romano-British Sites and Museums (part I):

A guide to Roman forts and military sites.


The Roman era in Britain lasted for four centuries, with continuous Roman occupation from AD 43 to 410. Hundreds of archaeological sites representing mixtures of Roman and native British cultures are known in England, Wales, and Scotland, ranging from large forts and towns to individual villas and small farms. Findings may be seen at a variety of museums, from the huge collections at the British Museum to many local and regional displays  located throughout the UK.

The guide begins with the categories of  I) National museums; and II) Roman forts and related museums.  The second part (in Vol. 1, no. 2 of Athena Review) includes III)  Roman towns; IV) villas; V)  Regional and local museums; and VI) Other (non-British) Roman collections in the UK. Wherever available, related Internet links are provided.


I. National Museum collections:


II. Roman forts and related museums:

 codes:     (Roman name of fort in parentheses):                                                             
      *       Museum at or near site.    
                                                                                                                               BATH    Roman bathhouse present.            
 LEG       Legionary fortress: headquarters for one of the Roman legions in Britain
 SAX      Saxon Shore Forts (late 4th century AD coastal defenses).


a. Hadrian's Wall: main forts and outposts (northern England; built AD 122-130)


b. Hadrian's Wall: Milecastles and Turrets

(Turrets were placed every third of a mile between Milecastles. Their numbers show mileage west fromWallsend. )


c. Other Roman forts in England:


d. The Antonine Wall (Scotland): Built AD 142-145


e. Other Roman forts in Scotland:


f. Roman forts in Wales, and associated museums:


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