The hipposandals being discovered on the excavations.
Once an artefact is found during the excavations, it undergoes conservation in our onsite laboratory. It is stabilized, conserved and prepared for display or storage. Research on the object is weaved throughout this process.
One of our top finds of the 2018 season was a group of four hipposandals, found in two sets of two and discarded in the fill of a ditch dating to AD 140-180. Hipposandals are, along Hadrian’s Wall, a rare find. The Vindolanda collection only holds one other hipposandal which is in a much poorer condition. However, they are not uncomm Read more...