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Altar Discovery!!!; Team A Discovery
Topic Started: Jul 6 2009, 06:56 AM (868 Views)
Andy
Dr Andrew Robin Birley
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Hi there,

Two Altars.
The one you see on the previous post is indeed to Jupiter Dolichenus, and dedicated by Sulpicius Pundens a commanding office of the 4th cohort of Gauls, most likely serving sometime between cAD213-cAD275. He dedicated another altar at a place called Starward Peel tower, some 4-5 mile to the south of the site so we suspected he was one of ours but could not prove it until last week, great stuff.

The second altar was dedicated by a commander of the 2nd cohort of Nervians, more or less proving the connection to the site once and for all for this regiment. Area A excavations are now closed for the mid season break and will be back up and running next Sunday, Justin's team continue onwards. No doubt the next one will be in area B, we like to share altars out between the two....

best,

Andy
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Andy
Dr Andrew Robin Birley
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P.S.

official press release will come out next week on the www.vindolanda.com website and beyond.

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