Somewhere under this grass is a Roman cemetery containing the remains of soldiers from all over the empire who were stationed here in South Shields. We know it’s here because Victorian builders found loads of bodies. The fort was in use for 300... (more) years, so the cemetery could be huge, and it’s not just full of your average Roman squaddies. There were troops from Spain & Africa there is even an intriguing reference to what could be a unit of Iraqi’s. There is just one problem, the whole thing is under a housing estate and we’ve got just 3 days to try to crack it.
Mar 06, 2005
Apr 03, 2005