Skip to comments.Dunning Iron Age find shows Roman-Pictish link
Posted on 09/01/2011 6:35:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Archaeologists working near the village of Dunning found an Iron Age broch which has evidence of early contact between the Picts and the Roman Empire.
The broch -- a drystone wall structure -- is the first of its kind to be found in the Scottish lowlands for 100 years.
Evidence shows that the Roman dwelling was destroyed by fire and then probably reoccupied by a Pictish warlord...
Brochs were the preferred residence of the elite during Roman times. The team said the "exquisitely preserved" Dunning example was built at the top of a hill and offers a 360-degree views of the surrounding countryside.
It was also "massively fortified" with 5m (16.4ft) thick drystone walls.
It appears to have been destroyed by fire before the Picts built a palisaded fortress directly on top of the site...
A wide range of Roman trade goods have been discovered in the broch, including a bronze patera, a glass vessel and an unusual lead bowl.
The Professor of Historical Archaeology at the University of Glasgow said it was "not unreasonable" to conclude the broch was the seat of a Celtic chieftain who collected luxury objects from the Roman world...
Serf archaeologists believe the broch is the best example of an Iron Age Roman site being reoccupied by the Picts.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
Wow. Learned something new today. So the Romans on at least 3 locations built major defensive lines on borders with nations they failed to conquer completely. We normally do not hear about Roman failures during their glory days. From what I gather, the Romans were never supposed to venture out of their Germanic forts during the night. One legion that did was completely lost.
The Germans were pesky everywhere, but the biggest problem was fortifying the area between the Rhine and Danube, where there was no natural barrier.
There were some others. Here's a Wiki on them: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limes
Somebody or some group maintains a series in Wiki about the ancient Roman military and I've found it pretty reliable.
Also in Dacia, and in Syria, the latter being more along the limes, oops, lines of the Tripolitanus. The German Limes are the longest known, some 550 km, and for the most part built to fill the gap between the Rhine and Danube. The frontier from the North Sea to the Black Sea consumed a good portion of the Roman army (seven regular legions, more during campaigns, and at least that many auxiliaries), and was maintained for centuries. And of the five major naval bases, two were located on the Rhine-Danube frontier.
That happened because Queen Lizzie was a lezzie.
That was because the northmen kicked the Romans buts when they ventured up north. Very simple actually. Northerners were bigger and stronger then the runt Romans from the south.
So all your arguments are backed up by homos and lezzies. No need to go further with any of that.
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