History of Leith, Edinburgh

Archive for the ‘Roman and Dark Age Leith’ Category

The Antonine Wall

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

Description of the everyday life of the Roman soldier on the Antonine Wall in Scotland. for more click here

The Trimontium Museum

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

Permanent exhibition at the Ormiston Institute, Melrose, Scotland on the history of the Roman fort of Trimontium at Newstead. Description and visitor information provided by the Trimontium Trust. for more click here

About Scotland – Hadrians Wall

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

In-depth look at Hadrian’s Wall which was built by the Romans to keep out the Picts and divides present day England from Scotland. Features sections on the construction and forts as well as providing photographs of artefacts and map illustrations. for more click here

Legio VI Victrix (The Antonine Guard)

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

Re-enactment group concentrating on the period of Roman occupation of Scotland in the 1st and 2nd centuries CE. Activities, photographs. for more click here

Romano-British Sites and Museums

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

List of Roman forts, towns and villas in England, Scotland and Wales from ‘Athena Review’ vol.1, nos.1 and 2.for more click here

Roman Coin Hoard

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

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Discovered at Falkirk. The dates of the coins run from 83BC to 230AD. The coin shown in detail is that of Antoninius Pius

The Iron Helmet of a Roman

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

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This helmet was discovered at Newstead and was used by a Roman Cavalryman when on parade.

The Triumphant Roman

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

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This monument from the Antonine Wall commemorates the construction of the wall by Lollius Uribicus running from the Forth to the Clyde during the reign of Antoninus Pius (139-161)

The Franks Casket

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

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This is a Whalebone box from Northumbria dateing from around 650AD showing the style of dress of the period.

source-“The Quest for Arthur’s Britain”

Style of Leith House from the Saxon period

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

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Although based on English Archaeology this type of house was very common both in Scotland and England during the late Roman and throughout the Saxon period and Leith houses would have looked like this at that time.

source-“The Quest for Arthur’s Britain”

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