Roman Soldiers Pay

Volunteer Blog - Tom Welch
Pay in the Roman Army was important but changed over time. Find out more about Roman coinage here. Read more

Roman Artillery at the Roman Army Museum

Guest Blog - Alan Wilkins
Artillery was a useful weapon in the Roman Army's arsenal. Here is a guest blog by Alan Wilkins which add more information to the display of two full scale replicas on display at the Roman Army Museum. Read more

Part One - Command - the Cohort Prefect

Volunteer Blog - Paul Blake
This three blog series is the result of questions from our visitors regarding the relations between the modern army and the Roman one. Read here part one to find out about the fort's Commander or Prefect. Read more

Part Two - Command and Control - The Centurions

Volunteer Blog - Paul Blake
This three blog series is the result of questions from our visitors regarding the relations between the modern army and the Roman one. Read here part two to find out about the Centurion. Read more

Food and Drink part 4 - Roman Dining

Volunteer Blog - Patricia Gillespie
Food and drink of the Roman times and how the dining experience differed depending on who you were and where you lived. Read more

Food and Drink part 3 - What were they drinking?

Volunteer Blog - Patricia Gillespie
What were they drinking at Vindolanda? Beer or wine and what evidence do we have? Find out more here. Read more

Food and Drink part 2- Look to the animals

Volunteer Blog - Patricia Gillespie
What were the Romans at Vindolanda eating? What kind of meats? Is there evidence for fruits and vegetables? How about dairy products? Were they getting any imported luxury goods? find out more here. Read more

Food and Drink part 1 - The Daily Grind

Volunteer Blog - Patricia Gillespie
Imagine being soldiers or members of the community at Vindolanda nearly 2,000 years ago. What would we eat and drink?  How was food cooked?  Where did it come from?  If you were of high status did you fare better than the ordinary person? The nine forts at Vindolanda, the earliest dating from AD85, provide a wealth of archaeological evidence to help us find out. Read more