Rent A Cottage In Scotland

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Roman Perthshire

Hadrian's Wall and the Antoine Wall are Britain's best known Roman frontiers but a more northerly line is also known, on and around the Gask Bridge in Perthshire, which seems to represent the earliest fortified land frontier anywhere in the Roman Empire. Research over the last 10 years has revealed more and more about this system. In the process, it has revolutionised our picture of the north of Scotland, which now seems to have begun well before the time of the famous governor Agricola. Moreover, the Roman remains can now be set more firmly in the context of the pre-existing native society, to produce a more peaceful picture than expected. The First Frontier: Rome in the North of Scotland.

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