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Two Roman Forts Uncovered in Scotland

Archaeologists working in Falkirk Scotland have announced that they have uncovered two Roman forts and a bounty of archaeological remains (such as axes, bones, jewelry, and leather shoes). The discovery is exciting as there is little evidence remaining of the Roman occupation of Scotland.

Archaeologist Martin Cook has said of the discoveries:

“This will be one of the most important finds in the Falkirk area for decades and one of the best ones we’ve been involved with… This proves that the Romans were there for a greater length of time, which is different to their normal routine of coming in, building something and then tearing it down so the natives can’t use it once they have left.”

Excavations at the sight have only just begun and further digging is expected to continue along with wide-spread conservation efforts. To read more about this find, see the article in the Scotsman.