'Refuge' huts found at Roman Vindolanda Fort & Museum





Archaeologists at the Roman Vindolanda Fort & Museum have unearthed dozens of circular huts which they believe could have been used as temporary refuges.

The excavation at the site in Hexham, Northumberland, has unearthed various finds from Roman Britain including letters, murder victims and shoes.

It is thought the huts were built during the invasion of Scotland under Emperor Septimius Severus (AD 208-211).

An earlier fort at Vindolanda was completely levelled for the construction of the buildings, which could number into the hundreds....  



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