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Vindolanda
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Roman fort about 40 km to the west of Newcastle upon Tyne, modern Chesterholm, founded in the Flavian period (AD 69-96) [1]. The fort was renovated under Hadrian; Hadrian's Wall runs 3 km to the north of it (Limes II, with map). The fort was also renovated a century later. A large vicus developed to the west of it in the 2nd and 3rd cents. [2. 1700; 3]. The most significant find from V. is the Vindolanda Writing Tablets.

Bibliography

1 P. Bidwell, The Roman Fort of V. at Chesterholm, 1985

2 R. G. Collingwood, R. P. Wright, The Roman Inscriptions …

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Todd, Malcolm (Exeter), “Vindolanda”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 12 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12205050>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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