Justin-T
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May 1st, 2012, 4:01 pm #11

Yes, great photos. Interesting too to see that apparently the new road is heading directly into the North Field?

EDIT: never mind, presumably its just the roadway connecting the vicus (and the fort itself) to the Stanegate...
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snowglobe
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May 1st, 2012, 8:38 pm #12

Badger wrote:I am struggling a little with the orientation, but Pete says this is the causeway mentioned by Justin.
The photo was taken looking west with my back to the bath house the diggers hut is off on the right?
Another dry day lots going on, Andy knee deep in the black goo of the Severan ditch. Some diggers excavating the northern end of the Antonine anexe ditch. Photos to follow. The slab lifting (justins Tweet) caused at stir but nothing under it?
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May 1st, 2012, 10:49 pm #13

Great photos. Glad to read that the sun is shining even if it is a feeble shine. Best of luck this week.
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May 2nd, 2012, 12:31 am #14

Tim, you are to be commended for learning the arcane arts! Thx for that. Maine still functional. Current troubles stem from visiting family witha generational aversion to modern technology!
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May 2nd, 2012, 1:48 am #15

One more from Pete. This is the big slab at the bottom of the pit alluded to in Justin's tweet of the day. Notice the intent photographer.
Now, personally I have seen enough Indiana Jones movies to know that when you open up a mysterious pit and lift the stone lid nothing good ever comes of it!

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May 2nd, 2012, 6:39 am #16

Ooh, it's looking good.
I can't wait for the weekend to come and I'll be on my way oop norf. :D
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May 2nd, 2012, 6:54 am #17

The sun has failed to arrive this morning but may be behind the thick Northumberland mist? More photos later if the camera can find something to focus on!
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May 2nd, 2012, 7:35 pm #18

The cloudy start ended in a very sunny day, plenty getting moved in wheelbarrows. I am now removing the cap of clay on the north end of the severan ditch (now freed the water is rising nicely under my boots!)
photo 1 shows the slab which was lifted this week and the hole is behind it with the alter base
photo 2 is a general photo of the site taken from cardiac hill!
photo 3 is of the causeway over the severan ditch running along side the aqueduct, more stones exposed since the last image
Photo 4 showing my trench (top square) opening up into the severan ditch looking from the diggers hut towards the bath house
Photo 5 a new trench cut across the Antonine ditch, hard work for that team helped by Andy. there are marked showing post holes on the right of the ditch
Photo 6 showing the N - S road as cleaned today looking good.
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maryb_10
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May 2nd, 2012, 8:22 pm #19

Thanks for posting the photos! Your trench is right next to where I was at the end of last week. (I was in the corner, working back toward your location) I look forward to hearing about the developments in that area over the next few weeks. :)

As for the weather...we had two weeks of rain, but I still managed to get a sunburn and a whole bunch of freckles. (my pale, pale skin is rocking a killer farmer's tan at work this week!) That Northumberland sun sneaks up on you!
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SacoHarry
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May 2nd, 2012, 8:44 pm #20

That Severan causeway is a thing of beauty! Having found it, does that mean it's now known where the Severan west gate was??
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