Skip to 0 minutes and 20 secondsIn AD 122, after one of the bloodiest wars of his reign, the emperor Hadrian ordered a wall to be built, dividing Britain in half. It was to become one of the most heavily defended frontiers of the Roman Empire. Today, we know that wall as Hadrian's Wall. It's become a World Heritage Site. In this course, we'll look at how archaeological evidence allows us to understand better life on the fringes of the Roman empire, nearly 2000 years ago. We'll examine the finds and the sites to address some of the big questions of the frontier. How did the wall work?
Skip to 1 minute and 11 secondsHow did soldiers and civilians interact?
Skip to 1 minute and 17 secondsWhat was daily life like? And how did life on the frontier change over the centuries? At Newcastle University, we don't just live near the wall, we study its history daily. Join us, up close, as we investigate the evidence for settlement, dress, diet, ritual, and, in a series of special cold case investigations, death on Rome's most famous frontier.