MichaelH
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May 17th, 2010, 9:39 pm #31

1st photo. 5th May looking NE.
With the cobbled Antonine road (from 2009 season) removed a second roundhouse is exposed on the left. The first one, shown on post N°. 15 is to the right.

2nd photo. 16th May looking west.
Another roundhouse under the north intervallum road. The temple building is just visible, top right.
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May 18th, 2010, 7:18 pm #32

The via praetoria where the trench uncovered the road's full width; photo taken from the north-east side.

I was wondering myself about these flagstones being worn or not. At least I could not see any cart-tracks like in the streets op Pompeii.
Since this road must have been used for decades or even centuries, I would have expected some of those.
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May 18th, 2010, 7:28 pm #33

Two pictures from the roundhouse near the north gate.

The picture of the floor taken from the south; the other from the North-West.
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May 18th, 2010, 8:04 pm #34

Alastair's drain-work...

Picture from low level: taken from the south; the other taken from the west.
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May 18th, 2010, 8:27 pm #35

Either we got help from the little people...or this is Hazel standing further away than you would think.
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May 18th, 2010, 8:34 pm #36

Correct me if I am wrong, but I think this is the man who usually takes the pictures; it seems only fair to me that he's on one himself as well. Michael, if you take the pictures in order to avoid being photographed yourself, just let me know, I am sure this posting can be removed...
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May 18th, 2010, 9:01 pm #37

MichaelH wrote:1st photo. 5th May looking NE.
With the cobbled Antonine road (from 2009 season) removed a second roundhouse is exposed on the left. The first one, shown on post N°. 15 is to the right.

2nd photo. 16th May looking west.
Another roundhouse under the north intervallum road. The temple building is just visible, top right.
Michael, here is the pasted picture of the 2 roundhouses opposite the granaries

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May 24th, 2010, 9:22 pm #38

Brinno, no I think you are correct that looks like him.
Kate, thanks for your roundhouse panorama

16th May. Looking south. At the end of our 1st day on the great north road.
After trudging miles along the Stanegate road, imagine entering the fort through the north gatehouse and walking down this 18 metre wide road. With buildings both sides, the barracks on the right and the north gate behind you. Straight ahead of you is the front of the headquarters building, very impressive.
Scary? depending on the purpose of your visit, new recruit, prisoner or slave. Maybe just a seasoned old soldier returning to your “comfortable” barracks, looking forward to seeing your band of brothers and visiting descendants of Atrectus the brewer? :)
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May 25th, 2010, 4:09 pm #39

17th May. Looking west. After seeming to have lost the road on the 1st day, this photo shows the next slab dipping steeply down to where Sheila is standing. Look to the right, two stones from the end of her spade and see what can occasionally be found amongst the rubble. (it’s upside down)

The corner of a carved stone showing a head but what was it, could be part of a gravestone, something connected to the god Mithras?
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May 25th, 2010, 4:11 pm #40

17th May looking south. More large slabs with a barrack wall just appearing in the trench edge where John is pointing, in the foreground. Beyond the grass strip is where the road slabs dip down, to the left they are missing.
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