30 June 2014

Not the Colosseum

Archaeologists are excavating part of our Roman earthworks




The Italian visitors may have had bigger plans but the locals soon chased them away. 

3 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Chased them away brandishing bunches of thistles?

CherryPie said...

Is it part of a wall or something else?

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

It is a long section of the northern rampart of a large "Roman marching camp", just a few miles south of the "Gask Ridge" which is marked on a plaque in Rome beside the Forum as the farthest north boundary of the Roman Empire in Britain before they decided the locals round here were enough to persuade them to turn back from Empire building and slowly return to the Italian sunshine. A few of them seem to have stayed behind to make ice cream and pizzas though.