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Fort Arbeia and the Roman Empire in Britain

Fort Arbeia and the Roman Empire in Britain (Earthwatch)

Two millennia ago, the Roman Empire stretched all the way to northern England, which the Romans considered the very edge of civilization—and perhaps the world. Arbeia, the Roman fort overlooking the river and harbour from Lawe Top, became part of one of the largest and busiest supply depots in the northern Roman Empire, as it was less than four miles from Hadrian’s Wall, which the Empire built to mark its northern boundary and protect its settlements from the region’s native inhabitants such as the Brigantes and Picts.

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  • Program ID: #1705
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  • Location:
    South Shields, England, UK South Shields
    United Kingdom
    54° 59' 31.2" N, 1° 25' 44.4" W