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#16
Brian it is a must, there is a wall further along from the bathhouse that looks like it is on the surface but a test pit has reveled it is just keep going down. I just cannot post a pic right now. The alters are spectacular one has no writing on it, the Architect one has a bull on one side. Will be back there on August bank hoilday so will see what they uncover next.
Regards Brennivs.


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#17
Tony.
What I find so strange is that compared to most other Roman places in our area there does not appear to have been the same type of stone robbing at this site which of course is just fantastic, then compared to Corbridge the medieval and modern town there is so much closer than things are at Binchester that has maybe helped.
Brian Stobbs
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#18
I spent a good while looking at these the Sunday morning when everyone was still fast asleep. Awesome find and just goes to show what treasures there are under our feet
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#19
Thats right Brian somebody took the roof off and filled it in :woot: So it is amazing. Even the stone work on the anex is outstanding on the outer wall just as good as Yorks walls
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Big Grin
The next thing was a surprize , what they thought was the stone wall underground turned out to be a turf wall and the stone outer wall was built about 6ft outside it.
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Turf wall.
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Outer wall.
Ains glad you had a good time with us and saw for yourself the excavations :-D
Regards Brennivs :dizzy:
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                     Brennvs 390 BC
When you have all this why do you envy our mud huts
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#20
Those pictures from the bath house certainly look as if they have plaster on them (if you see my earlier post)

Any chance of more info on it, pretty please, Tony?
Moi Watson

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#21
Moi.
If you Goggle Binchester excavations you will find so much more stuff to see with indeed wall plaster.
Brian Stobbs
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#22
Sorry Moi no email posting :? Right I will see what I can get photographed when I am their on Bank Holiday Monday there is a good bit of plaster on the walls will try and pic some juicey bits 8+) Big Grin
Reagrds Brennivs Smile
Woe Ye The Vanquished
                     Brennvs 390 BC
When you have all this why do you envy our mud huts
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#23
Thanks Tony

I meant earlier in this thread, not an email; sorry for the confusion.

Moi
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#24
Sorry Moi, I meant I was not sent a email as too a reply to the topic :lol: :lol: I just hope they have uncovered more in a few weeks :woot: :errr:
Regards Tony :grin:
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                     Brennvs 390 BC
When you have all this why do you envy our mud huts
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#25
Heads up more photos when I download them :woot: And for you Vindex PLASTER. What is in the photos is about 10% of the total structure exposed and Ive walked inside it in kit :whistle: . The rooms have been changed over the years the changing room was by the look of it a bath at one time :errr:
will post soon :-D
Regards Brennivs :lol
Woe Ye The Vanquished
                     Brennvs 390 BC
When you have all this why do you envy our mud huts
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#26
Wow, I have not seen this before. IS that an altar in the second photo posted!
This really looks amazing.
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#27
Yes that is right Gaivs. Some one with the wrong way of metal detecting must have been digging in the section and uncovered the alter it was a few inchs from the front :woot: Luckly a bunch of Roman soldiers camped all weekend to protect it :evil: :evil: In fact there was 2 alters in the alcove still in situ and here they are;
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This had no writting on it but well carved.
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This one and only one set up by a Archetect of a Auxillary unit Cool
So I will just post some photos. Enjoy Cool
Regards Brennivs :grin:
Woe Ye The Vanquished
                     Brennvs 390 BC
When you have all this why do you envy our mud huts
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#28
Plaster :lol:
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These are some of the areas that have nice plaster on the walls with paint.
Regards Brennivs :lol:
Woe Ye The Vanquished
                     Brennvs 390 BC
When you have all this why do you envy our mud huts
                     Caratacvs
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#29
Bath pools,
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It looks like traces of orpus on the inside of what is a changing room at the left back.
Regards Brennivs :lol:
Woe Ye The Vanquished
                     Brennvs 390 BC
When you have all this why do you envy our mud huts
                     Caratacvs
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#30
General views,
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They are lifting floors ect and finding the building was altered through out its life as you can see widows blocked and doors.
Thats it for now :grin:
Regards Brennivs :lol:
Woe Ye The Vanquished
                     Brennvs 390 BC
When you have all this why do you envy our mud huts
                     Caratacvs
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