Archaeological fieldwork at the ancient Roman Vindolanda fort on Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland, United Kingdom, lead to numerous Roman finds, among which are wooden toy swords, golden items, and two extremely rare cavalry swords.
A cache of writing tablets, dating to 1st cent. AD, containing secret letters were discovered buried in the ground near the ancient Roman fort of Vindolanda, Northumberland, United Kingdom.
A metal detectorist discovered a metal object with an inscription near near Lanchester Roman fort in County Durham, United Kingdom. The object turned out to be an ancient Roman fleet diploma.
An eight-centimetre-long fragment of a Roman bronze statue in shape of an ear was found by a metal detectorist in a field near Catterick, North Yorkshire. The artefact probably broke off as the statue was transported along the ancient Roman road.
Workers repairing Chester’s city walls discovered previously undocumented remains of a Roman gate tower.
Over 400 ancient Roman shoes were discovered by archaeologists conducting excavations at the Vindolanda Fort on Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland, United Kingdom.
Polish archaeologists discovered, what they suppose to have been a building of Armamentarium, or the armoury, of the Roman legion that stationed at the fort in Novae, near Svishtov in Bulgaria.
The Environment Agency has used lasers to scan and map the English landscape from above since 1998. This LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology is also publicly available and has proved particularly helpful to archaeologists seeking to map ancient features, such as Roman roads that have been ‘lost’, some for thousands of years.