Take a fresh look at Roman country. Uncover a secret ritual temple and the first fort on Hadrian’s Wall.
Join us on a trip to Hadrian’s Wall, visiting its first fort, Chesters, and the temple dedicated to Mithras the bull-slaying god, site of secret Roman Army ritual. Also handle archaeological finds and see how the Romans altered Iron Age landscapes.
10.00 - 17.00 Itinerary
We will visit Chesters Fort, the Temple of Mithras and Cawfields. Please bring water and a packed lunch as we cannot guarantee refreshments will be available at the sites. The weather on Hadrian's Wall is notoriously poor, so please bring waterproofs. We will be walking at Cawfields to see the milecastle, so please also wear stout shoes suitable for rough walking. You may not be permitted on the sites with inadequate footwear. Please also ensure you bring anything else you might need (for example, asthma medication) for a day in sometimes remote country with some walking.
Participants: Darrell Rohl, Trudi Buck
Organised by: Anthropology and Archaeology Section, British Science Association, Durham University