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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!

From the archive
Having dug in the vicus in 08 and 09 I think those pix are a few years earlier.....

Tim Wolter

2011 excavation report...
Just before Christmas the annual Friends report finds its ways to these snowy climes.

Congrats to the Trust on various triumphs in the year past. I think we can be allowed a certain small, smug pleasure in beating out Housesteads for visitors in 2011!

And as to the enigmatic rumor of the Trust purchasing a cottage in walking distance...it has me wondering.

Merry Christmas and various other multicultural salutations

T.Wolter

From the archive
This would be a nice feature for the "official" Vindolanda site too. It could appear on both.

One hesitates to propose an increase in his already exhausting duties, but could Kevin could be persuaded to do this?

T.Wolter

An Archeology Fix
Badger goes to the Vet

T.Wolter :blink:

From the archive
I was actually thinking it would be interesting to photograph the entire 2012 season every week from the same perspective. It would be practical this year as the excavation will mostly be out in the open and in a more concentrated area.....

Maybe from the wooden tower? Or from up by the tool shed?

Tim Wolter

An Archeology Fix
Snowglobe

Philae is a site with older and newer stuff. Newer by egyptian standards is Ptolemeic so still pre roman. They spoke greek then. Of course there is still a lot of greek grafitti. Roman too. Hadrian and his wife Sabina visited the famous singing statue. She left a graffito on it. Oh, I suppose she had a slave do the chiseling.

By the way, the island of Philae is pretty much underwater now, all the ancient stuff you saw had been moved to an adjacent island when the Aswan dams created Lake Nassar...

Sabina graffiti

Tim W.
Detritus of Empire

Belzoni had some adventures at Philae too. Tune in on Wednesday.

An Archeology Fix
Since the flurry of activity around sign up time it has been too quiet here.

If you are in need of a rousing archeology fix here is the start of a series of posts that will make Andy's remaining hair stand on end!

The Original Tomb Raider!

Tim Wolter