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Vindolanda finds
#1
Apologies if this has already been posted.  This appeared in the Observer newspaper (Sunday "version" of the Guardian, hence the web address) today and describes some fairly spectacular new finds from Vindolanda near Hadrian's wall including two well-preserved swords:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017...-unearthed

Just try to ignore the reference in the title to the Picts - this stuff dates to around 100AD so about 200 years off the mark!

John
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#2
Thanks for the link, John. I love the horse bridle links... just like new. Big Grin
Alan J. Campbell

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Forging the Blade (2012)

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#3
There re more photos here:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...-Wall.html
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#4
Alan, I know - when I saw the photo, I thought it was a replica or something out of their museum shop. Hopefully they will be putting this material on display in the not too distant future, either on-site or at Carvoran. Another re-write for the guidebook, too!
John
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#5
Thank you John for spotting this brillant find might drop them a line to see if I can have a look Smile   Wink
Here is a closer view,
   
Regards Brennivs Big Grin
Woe Ye The Vanquished
                     Brennvs 390 BC
When you have all this why do you envy our mud huts
                     Caratacvs
Centvrio Brennivs COH I Dacorivm (Roma Antiqvia)
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#6
Impressive at least

I think Vindolanda is one of archaeology treasures

I am following them on twitter is amazing to see the finds as discovered
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