[ links]   []   [archief]   [index]

[<<<] [Project 0] [>>>]

Roman cup leads to discovery ancient fort of Hadrian's Wall

Roman cup leads to discovery ancient fort of Hadrian's Wall
trefwoorden: Engeland - Schotland - romeinse tijd - 2e eeuw - Hadrian's Wall - fort - bronzen beker - inscriptie
A fort of Hadrian's Wall has been discovered by British archaeologists who went in search of it following a Latin inscription along a small bronze cup dating back to the second century found by chance in the Staffordshire countryside.
The odd finding took place last month, and was outlined by English archaeologist Roger Wilson of the Nottingham University on the side of the 14th International Collection of Archaeological Cinema underway at the Rovereto MART. On the outside border of the cup, the names of four forts on the far borders of Hadrian's Wall, the wall built under emperor Hadrian along the entire island and to the border between the present England and Scotland to prevent barbarians from invading the Roman colony. The names that can be read on the cup are Mais (present city of Bowness), Coggabata (Drumburgh), Uxelodunum (Stanwix) and Cammoglanna (Castlesteads). The problem - said Wilson - is that the Coggabata fort had never been spoken of, nor were any traces of it found.

Gelezen bij: Italiaanse Journalistische Agentschap (12 oktober 2003)