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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…

Old map showing the Trimontium fort.

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…

Cow Castle Hill Fort, South Lanarkshire, Scotland.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cBuJ2roQGM The wonderfully named Cow Castle hill fort can be found near the village of Coulter in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is fiercely protected on…

Corsehope Rings, nr. Heriot, Scottish Borders.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK4ifGg1lGc Corsehope Rings, a prehistoric fort, is on the summit of Mid Hill near the small village of Heriot in the Scottish Borders. It sits…

Leather Shoe: NMS ref

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpFXvDymlXk Video copyright National Museums Scotland This intricately fine leather shoe was found in one of Trimontium’s pit sites. It has a light upper attached…

Iron Spearhead: NMS ref X.FRA 183

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZUnq22YfGk Video copyright National Museums Scotland This iron spearhead with ownership graffito in punched dots was found with four others in pit XVI by Curle…

Iron Parade Mask and Helmet: NMS ref X.FRA 121

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NGomdOTAzo Video copyright National Museums Scotland This beautiful and near-complete calvary helmet is made of silvered iron and is dated to the first century (Flavian)…

Burnswark, Hillfort Under Attack: Ancient Warfare Magazine

Hillfort Under Attack – Ancient Warfare MagazineDownload This six page article by Duncan B. Campbell in the Ancient Warfare magazine focusses on Burnswark Hill. It…

Gladius: NMS ref X.FRA 138

https://youtu.be/VJH4Ufdv3jc Video © National Museums Scotland Gladius found at Trimontium during the 1905-1910 excavations by James Curle. Made of iron, the blade and tang survive…

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…

Caligae : TT collection : replica

Caligae are heavy-soled hob-nailed military boots known for being issued to Roman legionary soldiers and auxiliaries. Worn by all ranks up to and including centurions,…

Bullets, Ballistas, and Burnswark: A Roman Assault on a Hillfort in Scotland

Bullets, Ballistas, and Burnswark – Current ArchaeologyDownload Written by Trimontium Trust Chairman John Reid, this is a seven page article in Current Archaeology magazine. It…

Bronze Jug : NMS ref X.FRA 1194

https://youtu.be/sIjBMfVIKaE Video © National Museums Scotland. This stunning bronze jug was found at Trimontium during the 1905-1910 excavations and now on display in National Museums…

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…

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