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Roman camp is found at Glencorse
Midlothian Advertiser ^ | Monday, December 31, 2007 | Dawn Morrison

Posted on 01/05/2008 9:50:17 AM PST by SunkenCiv

An unexpected historical discovery has been made at Scottish Water's site at Glencorse, near Penicuik -- a Roman marching camp nearly 2000 years old. The revelation has provided another clue as to how the Romans organised their occupation of the Lothians. It had not been confirmed whether the site was, in fact, a Roman marching camp, which had previously only been suggested by aerial photographs... It is believed the site, which is part of a network of other bases, watchtowers and camps across lowland Scotland, was situated to guard a gap in the Pentland Hills to the northwest of Flotterstone and the line of an east-west Roman road which skirted the foothills of the Pentlands. The importance of the site in terms of the Romans in Scotland is crucial as it is unique in this area.

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: glencorse; godsgravesglyphs; ironage; penicuik; romanempire; scotland; scotlandyet
A PDF file: Glencorse - An archaeological appreciation.
1 posted on 01/05/2008 9:50:19 AM PST by SunkenCiv
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To: TigersEye

interesting...


4 posted on 01/05/2008 11:47:27 AM PST by pandoraou812 ( Its NOT for the good of the children! Its BS along with bending over for Muslim's demands)
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Thanks for the ping.


5 posted on 01/05/2008 3:14:26 PM PST by TigersEye (Having found no cause for offense no object of forgiveness exists. Love is its own reason for sorrow)
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To: pandoraou812

Here’s something interesting - I’m a Pentland. My ancestors come from there and we changed our name to Penland after reaching the ‘new world’. If anyone’s ever met one of us, make sure to tell them that that’s where they come from and I’m directly related to every one of them. (I wonder if I’m Roman farther back?) Who knows. Kinda cool to see our last name mentioned in here, being that it’s such an obscure name. Thanks for the post...


6 posted on 01/14/2008 5:56:40 AM PST by DavemeisterP (This letter is not meant to be directed at any one person - Including Talblack)
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