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Binchester Exposed

Binchester Roman Fort, to the north of Bishop Auckland, was built during the 1st Century AD and was home not just to the military garrison, but also to a civilian settlement. An international team of archaeologists have been working on the site since 2009 and Binchester has contributed greatly to our knowledge of the Roman world on its northern border.

This online exhibition covers a wide range of topics: from glass production and Roman games to animal bones and the life of Binchester after the Romans; the detailed case-studies provide intriguing insights into life in the north of the renowned Roman Empire. It is based on an exhibition displayed in the Museum of Archaeology during summer 2013. Binchester Exposed is the culmination of a project by final-year undergraduates from Durham University’s Archaeology and Anthropology departments.