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Vindolanda / Hadrian's Wall in the Media; Things that may interest WeDig'ers
Topic Started: Mar 6 2013, 08:55 AM (1,756 Views)
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Hello! As Vindolanda's 2013 digging season gears up, it seemed a good time to re-wet the whistle. This thread will contain updated news & media links & items about Vindolanda and the Hadrian's Wall region. Check back often, and enjoy!

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Starting with a hark back to the beginning of the 2012 excavation season!

2012, 10 April
"Uncovering The Past At Vindolanda"
ITV Tyne/Tees
http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2012-04-10/uncovering-the-past-at-vindolanda/

The opening paragraph says it all: "It's windy and it's wild. But spring is here, as far as the Vindolanda excavations are concerned. For four decades, volunteers have given up their summers to uncover the area's Roman past. This year is no different, though there is particular excitement in the air."
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2012, 8 August
BBC News
"Vindolanda Fort fresh water piping system discovered"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-19164918

"Dr Birley, who preserved his grandfather's original site notes, said: 'We have found the main water tank and spring-head, and thousands of gallons a day are still bubbling through from the surrounding land and fields. They weren't a great distance down, probably about six feet, and there is a small stream coming out of it.' The aqueduct and ditch were exposed in the 1930s. 'It is proper spring water, which is what the Romans preferred to use, as their other water, from the river, was used for waste.'"
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2012, 28 August
BBC News
"Child skeleton at Vindolanda fort 'from Mediterranean'"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-19399441

"Tests on the child's tooth enamel, carried out for a National Geographic Channel TV programme, showed Georgie grew up in the Mediterranean. 'It turns out the child is not from the local area and is not even from Britain, Dr Buck said. 'Until the child was at least seven or eight, they have been in southern Europe or even North Africa.'"
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2012, 24 September
SAGA Magazine
http://www.saga.co.uk/saga-magazine/2012/october/vindolanda-finds.aspx

A nice small photo gallery of the site and some beautiful interior shots of the museum & some finds.
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2012, 16 October
The Journal
"Vindolanda car park lights 'harmful' and must be replaced says inspector"

http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-east-news/todays-news/2012/10/16/vindolanda-car-park-lights-harmful-and-must-be-replaced-says-inspector-61634-32038073/

"Dr Andy Birley, the Trust’s director of excavations, said yesterday: 'We are extremely disappointed in the decision that has been made. The design of the lights that we chose was recommended to us and is what the National Park uses. We are on the edge of the National Park and we followed all of the relevant specifications. But, yes, they will now have to come down, and we are talking to the planning officer to see what would now be the best thing to replace them with.'"
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2012, 19 December
Past Horizons
"FIRST SOUVENIRS: ENAMELLED VESSELS FROM HADRIANS WALL"
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/12/2012/first-souvenirs-enamelled-vessells-from-hadrians-wall

"Three small enamelled metal Roman pans – the Rudge Cup, Amiens Patera and the Ilam Pan – thought to be the first souvenirs from Hadrian’s Wall are featured in a new book edited by Roman expert David Breeze."
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2013, 1 February
BBC News
"Hadrian's Wall gets £50,000 to repair drains after downpours"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-21294864

"Around £50,000 is to be spent repairing drains along Hadrian's Wall after heavy rain left sections of the trail between Tyneside and Cumbria waterlogged."
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2013, 2 February
BBC News
"Hadrian's Wall being 'worn away', warns Trust"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21304579

Video file. "The Hadrian's Wall Trust is warning that parts of the World Heritage site are being worn away by poor weather and the number of visitors it attracts. The amount of walkers there has increased dramatically over the years and now the trust is asking for help trying to preserve the ancient site. Fiona Trott reports."
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2013, 20 March
BBC News
"Hadrian's Wall to get £10m visitor centre and hostel"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-21860049

"The project will replace facilities dating back to the 1960s at Once Brewed, near Hexham. The scheme, backed by the Northumberland National Park Authority and Youth Hostel Association (YHA), will also create 60 full-time jobs. Detailed plans will now go out for public consultation before a date is confirmed for construction to start."
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2013, 8 April
NE Business
"Business Interviews: Patricia Birley MBE, Director of the Vindolanda Trust"
http://www.nebusiness.co.uk/business-news/interviews-with-business-people/2013/04/08/patricia-birley-mbe-director-of-the-vindolanda-trust-51140-33132498/

"PATRICIA Birley is just a couple of years away from retiring as director of the Vindolanda Trust. She has worked there for 42 years – although her initial intention was to only stay a year. She explains how this happened sitting in her office above the Vindolanda Museum – a comfortable, old-fashioned sort of room which betrays its farmhouse origins."
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2013, 18 January
Western University News
"Family footwear find shows new side to Roman military"
http://communications.uwo.ca/western_news/stories/2013/January/family_footwear_find_shows_new_side_to_roman_military.html

"By looking at someone’s shoes, you can tell a lot about the person wearing them. That old adage certainly rings true when looking at children’s shoes from ancient Rome. Just ask Elizabeth Greene, a Classics professor, who, at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America this month, presented research showing children of Roman military families wore footwear that reflected their social status."
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