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Long-awaited archaeological work begins on site of Roman fort Magna

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Roman fort Magna
Roman fort Magna

The long-awaited archaeological work begins at the Roman fort of Magna in northern England. The excavations are expected to last 5 years and will probably bring a lot of new information about Hadrian’s Wall.

The name “Magna” literally means “stone fort”; the modern name is Carvoran. Due to the importance of Vindolanda as a place where many finds were discovered, scientists believe that Magna may be the next place of numerous finds. Both sites are located on anaerobic soil, which gives a greater chance of preserving organic materials such as leather and wood.

Scientists believe that both auxilia troops and legionnaires were stationed at Fort Magna. There were also residential centers (vici) near the fort.

The excavation work at Magna will be supported by approximately 100 volunteers.

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