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From Aug 2006 - Nov 2013 WeDig provided a live forum for diggers & fans of Vindolanda. It has now been mothballed and will be maintained as a live archive.

Here you will find preserved 7 years of conversation, photos, & knowledge about a site many people love. Vindolanda gets under the skin. (Figuratively and literally as a volunteer excavator!) It's a place you remember, filled with people you remember!

Thanks for 7 great years!

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Session 3
Loving it! The Badger picture will haunt my nightmares for much time to come.

Session 2
Thanks so much for the great updates & photos Fiona! Just a thing of beauty seeing all of that criss-crossed stonework there. (The snow may be a bit less beautiful, no offense to Mother Nature.)

Also, a great write-up of Week 4 posted to Vindolanda's blog: http://vindolanda.blogspot.com/2013/04/week-4-little-bit-of-interruption-from.html

Session 2
Video blog of the altar is now up at Vindolanda's main blog site!

Very cool video, Anthony Birley gives a great description of the writing & its context. (And we were right about the Vot Ret L M being rare and kind of neat.)

Session 2
What a smorgasbord - walls and floors running everywhere! Many thanks Nic. The trenches look amazing this year.

Session 2
The criss-crossed layer of walls in Justin's latest Twitter pic are amazing! As are the drains running through & under and around. Just so much archaeology!

Last Record of Vindolanda before Hedley
Oh wow. That's a great find! It really gets the mind going, just what they were seeing then. How much was already gone, & was still left. Thanks!

Vindolanda blog
If you hadn't seen it yet, nice update on Vindolanda's blog about a visiting film crew from Central China TV last week. Working on what sounds like an exciting documentary exploring the lives of the builders of ancient frontiers all over the world. http://vindolanda.blogspot.com/2013/04/reaching-wider-audience.html

Session 2
Excellent end-of-Week-3 update by Justin Blake now available at Vindolanda's official blog: http://vindolanda.blogspot.com/2013/04/week-3-things-have-progressed-nicely.html

Session 2
Great series of photos, thanks much Nic! Sounds like day after day of truly interesting & cool stuff. The walls & stonework are fab! Wish I was there right now, horizontal rain and all.

New "Like" button
A "Like" for the "Like" of my "Like" -- that is so meta.

Session 2
Brilliant photos Fiona, thanks much! That flagged floor must have been a thing of beauty back in the day.

New "Like" button
Hello all!

In order to bring a bit more interactivity to the board (and to give shy'er WeDig'ers a new way to be part of things), we've just installed a "Like" button for posts. You can find it at the bottom-right corner of people's posts:

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If someone's posted a picture/thought/whatever that you think deserves a nod, now it's easier than ever! If only FaceBook had thought of this. :)

New "Like" button
Hello all!

In order to bring a bit more interactivity to the board (and to give shy'er WeDig'ers a new way to be part of things), we've just installed a "Like" button for posts. You can find it at the bottom-right corner of people's posts:

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Posted Image

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If someone's posted a picture/thought/whatever that you think deserves a nod, now it's easier than ever! If only FaceBook had thought of this. :)

New "Like" button
See? I liked my last post so much, I "Like"d it!

At least I hope I did. Since the code is new, would love feedback on any glitches, and whether you all can see it & work with it.

- Harry

New "Like" button
Hello all!

In order to bring a bit more interactivity to the board (and to give shy'er WeDig'ers a new way to be part of things), we've just installed a "Like" button for posts. You can find it at the bottom-right corner of people's posts:

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Posted Image

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If someone's posted a picture/thought/whatever that you think deserves a nod, now it's easier than ever! If only FaceBook had thought of this. :)

Virtual meets real at Irish "lost city"
Amazing story here. An iPhone app will reconstruct the ruins of the Irish city of Clonmacnoise, and will update using GPS as you walk through the ruins. So looking through your phone you can see what the site would have been like a thousand years ago!

Can you imagine if Vindolanda or other Wall sites had this tech?

http://irisharchaeology.ie/2013/04/the-lost-city-of-clonmacnoise/

Session 2
sarcanon
Apr 16 2013, 02:29 PM
My guess will be to expand RET as RETULIT
Ahh, that does make sense! Especially given the "VOT" instead of "V." I saw a notch between the R and ET, but that could easily just be a bang in the altar instead of an intentional "space." Nice!

Session 2
For those interested, Wikimedia Commons has a -great- collection of Roman altars/dedications that use the "VSLM" ending. Neat to see all the variants & abbreviations. And how they were used.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:VSLM_inscriptions

Session 2
Alright. I'm going to dive in a bit. The last line and a half are interesting. It seems to read "VOT R ET L M." This seems to be a new take on a common abbreviation: "VSLM." That was the stock abbreviation for "votum solvit libens merito" -- "willingly and deservedly fulfilled his vow." This would be "VRLM," which -has- shown up before (according to Google) as "votum retulit libens merito." What's cool is adding the "ET" in between R and L. That looks like a more colloquial way of saying it. Anyone else have thoughts?

Session 2
Amazing find!

Here is a link to the photo in its original size. Not a whole lot larger, but perhaps someone in the know can do some deciphering:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BH_CCalCYAAV9se.jpg:orig

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