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The Trimontium Museum Archive

The Newstead Excavations

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From 1905 – 1910 James Curle, a solicitor from Melrose and amateur archaeologist, excavated the site of the Roman fort Trimontium at Newstead in the Scottish Borders. The amount of information he extracted from the excavations and the artefacts found were quite staggering.

James Curle presented the results of the dig in his 1911 publication, “A Roman Frontier Post and its People”. The paper is still the most decisive reference work published in Scotland for that period.

Trimontium is an important site from which over 4,000 Roman objects have been recovovered .

The excavations and subsequent findings have uncovered a wealth of objects, revealing the lives of the Romans who were stationed and lived at Trimontium from 80-180AD

To view the complete volume and see detail behind the excavations click here

Image shows worker excavating at Trimontium 1905-1910

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