Roman Camp from 1900 years ago.
These 5 photos show the remains of a cililization that existed in England from about 120 A,D. to about 400 A.D.
Not only does the camp show some ' modern ' approaches to living, the very presence of the Romans changed the cililization in England if not for the last 1900 years then for many centuries after they left.
The changes include means of defence, the road system, possible improvements to the Farming and Horticulture. Maybe even housing and the way of living.
In looking at these 5 photos numbers one and two relate to the North Gate, one shows the west side tower from the north west and the second the plan of the entrance. This notice, mentions that soon after the gate was built the west side was closed off, when that side was excavated in the 1900's the stones had very little wear. Also the plan shows an aquaduct running from north west to south east across the entrance, it was covered with flat stones.
The photos 3 and 4 show the Soldiers Barracks from the north west side, the notice shows the plan view as well as the sketch of what the finished building looked like.
Photo 5 gives a general layout of the Camp, with the River North Tyne running from north to south, that is from the bottom of the notice to the top.
The Roman wall continued acorss the river, a bridge was also part of the camp.
English Heritage are the operators of the site, their web site is given below.
I plan to give a brief outline of the Roma wall in the Off The Beaten Path section. More to show details of height, width, number of Camps and Mile castles.