24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
History, heritage & archeologyTalks

Exploring Roman History of the Wall

Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 1ES

29 Oct 2022

Delivered by The Arbeia Society

Each Year the Arbeia Society holds a conference dedicated to an aspect of Hadrian’s wall/Roman Archaeology. This years conference will be on ‘Hadrian’s Wall, the loss of the Ninth Legion, and conflict in the Hadrianic period’. Taking place on Saturday 29th October at the Customs House in South Shields the conference will explore the evidence for conflict in Britain under Hadrian – its extent, location and effects (and of course its reality). Recent studies have explored the possibility that the loss of the Ninth Legion occurred during a war in Britain when the Wall was being built rather than several decades later, long after the legion had moved from Britain. There are also discoveries in London that have been taken by some modern commentators to suggest that the city was destroyed in a Hadrianic war. Broader discussion of warfare under Hadrian and in the following years will include presentations on the Jewish war late in his reign and the siege works at Burnswark, together with a paper on conflict archaeology. See https://www.arbsoc.org.uk/Conference for booking details etc.

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