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2nd Century

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Trimontium Amphitheatre, Newstead, Scottish Borders.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlTufj-LmS8 The hollow in this field at Trimontium was the site of the most northerly amphitheatre discovered in the Roman Empire. It was attached to…

The Pits at Trimontium (Newstead Pits).

A total of 107 pits were uncovered at Newstead and upwards of twenty others were discovered in the railway cutting in 1846. Near the surface…

The Newstead Excavations

From 1905 – 1910 James Curle, a solicitor from Melrose and amateur archaeologist, excavated the site of the Roman fort Trimontium at Newstead in the…

The Eildon Hills, Melrose, Scottish Borders.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEBTmALiYls The Eildon Hills lie just to the south of Melrose and overlook the town and the Trimontium site at Newstead. The three peaks gave…

Caltrop : Replica

A Caltrop, or Tribulus, is a weapon made up of two or more sharp nails or spines arranged in such a manner that one of…

Ballista : Replica by Roman Military Research Society

The ballista was an ancient weapon that launched either bolts or stones at a distant target. This replica ballista is on display in our museum…

Animal Figure Terracotta Horse : NMS ref X.FRA 1600

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGYvdvJ9KYw This white terracotta double horse figure is a unique and charming find. Measuring 16cm in height, this Roman terracotta figurine of paired horses dates…

Trimontium Roman Fort, Newstead, Scottish Borders.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF73ddqOsgc Drought cropmarks from 2018 show the fort layout in amazing detail In 1846 the construction of a Victorian railway cutting east of Newstead village…

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