The Vindolanda Youth Panel 2022-2023

The Vindolanda Youth Panel have curated an exhibition at the Roman Army Museum called Questioning Roman Identity. Artefacts from the Vindolanda collection are highlighted which focus on aspects of identity of individuals along the Wall. Read more

Secundinus Inscription

This stone made a splash in the international media when it was found in 2022, not only because it is decorated with a large phallus, but also because of the inscription that comes with it. Find out more here. Read more

A closer look at Samian pottery

Pottery is something we find in great quantities at Vindolanda during each excavation season - usually into the tens of thousands of sherds per year. A volunteer excavator is almost guaranteed to find some when they are here. The types of pottery we find vary in origin, manufacture, size, shape, material, colour, design and decoration. Here we focus on one of them - Samian Ware. Read more

Roman coins from Vindolanda

Dr Andrew Birley looks at some of his favourite Roman coins to be discovered at Vindolanda. Read more

Magna's Venus

Not all the objects which are on display at the Roman Army Museum are from Vindolanda. Very limited excavations have been carried out at Magna over the years. Find out more about one of the artefacts from the site. Read more

28 Days of Latin

From writing tablets to cheese presses, 28 objects from the collection are looked at for their connection to our Latin words of the day. Fun facts about how we still use Latin in our everyday lives. Read more

Volunteering and the Wooden Digitisation Project

Volunteers have been the helping hand, support, and inspiration throughout the Wood Digitisation Project, which is funded by the Arts Council England. Being through lockdowns, restrictions, and all different manner of changes, they have never lost their enthusiasm. We want to take this opportunity to share some of their thoughts on the wood project and introduce you to the team. Read more

The Curator's Favourite Shoes

This list blog catalogues Barbara Birley's favourite shoes in the Vindolanda collection. Read more

Keeping up appearances on the Romano-British Frontier

Over 160 boxwood hair combs have been found at Vindolanda. Resembling modern nit combs, these small objects would have been used for cleaning and detangling hair, but you can also explore aspects of style and function. Read more

Quintus Sollonius Brooch

This dona militaria or military award for valour was found in 2006. Can we tell who owned it and more about his family? Read more