Ancient Roman Roundhouse Unearthed at Bamburgh Castle


Ancient Roman Roundhouse Discovered at Bamburgh Castle in Northern England 

Health Editor’s Note: As is often the case, the Romans were the first to build at what is now Bamburgh Castle in Northern England. Castles are often placed on land that would give its inhabitants an advantage against intruders. Romans were good at finding the best areas to defend and those that would be most difficult to breech. While Bamburgh Castle is defined as a Medieval Castle this place of importance for Britians began as a Roman roundhouse built over 2,000 years ago when ‘Romans occupied Britain. The decision to dig a little deeper yielded a welcome surprise……Carol   

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