A tactical outpost used by soldiers to protect the frontier of the Roman Empire has been discovered in central Scotland.
The remains of a Roman fortlet which stood next to the Antonine Wall in central Scotland has been uncovered by archaeologists using ground penetrating technology.
The miniature fortification, which would probably have housed a handful of legionnaires standing guard along the front line of the Roman Empire, was thought to have been lost in the mists of time.
The existence of the 1,800-year-old historic structure was only known because of a reference made to it more than 300 years ago. Antiquarian Robert Sibbald wrote in 1707 that he had seen a fortlet in the area around Carleith Farm. Despite several attempts by […]