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Durham University

Durham Centre for Roman Cultural Studies

Milecastle gate

"Amazing that it is still standing."
"You can imagine the continuation of the arch."
"Wonderful, ignites the imagination, inspires poetry."
"I like it in black and white. The lichen shows up really well."
"I wonder if this has been reconstructed form the fallen arch."
"Suggests the value of reconstruction on the line of the Wall."
"Black and white photograph brings out antiquity of the scene."
"Arches are very strong and require accurate placing to get correct. The Romans were very clever."
"Remembering the knowledge needed to build as they did and so long ago reminds us civilisations rise, and fall. What are we doing now?"

Milecastle gate

Detail of north gate of Milecastle 37
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Milecastle gate

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