Time Pieces History: S3, E1: Vindolanda Fort


The Roman fort of Vindolanda on the Northern Frontier of the Empire, including what life was like for the commanding officer and his family, and the remarkable discovery of perfectly preserved tablets.

What You’ll Hear

  • 1:32: The fort of Vindolanda
  • 2:14: The Vindolanda Tablets
  • 2:45: How the collection was discovered
  • 3:22: The challenges of reading the texts
  • 3:53: What the texts tell us
  • 4:44: Commander Cerialis and his wife


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