Burnswark’s bloody Roman history becomes clearer

Started by gash, August 30, 2016, 02:31:18 pm

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There's growing evidence that a landmark flat-topped hill in Dumfriesshire was the site of the first major battle of the Roman invasion of Scotland.

Archaeologists have been trying for 300 years to assess the role of Burnswark in the Roman occupation.

New excavations suggest the truth is more bloody than had been thought up to now.

Burnswark rises a thousand feet from the Solway plain and is clearly visible from miles around.

On its summit the remains of a native hill fort. On the north and south slopes, two huge Roman camps capable of housing 6,000 soldiers or more. But what went on here?


Read more :  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-37194266
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