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The late Roman praetorium at Vindolanda

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The late Roman praetorium at Vindolanda

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The visible remains of the garrison commander's residence (praetorium) date to the fourth century AD. The residence consisted of a range of rooms laid out around a central courtyard. The stone pillars of a heating system are visible on the left of the picture. A later post-Roman building extends into the courtyard space, possibly a church, to judge from the apse and the west-east orientation. The eastern ditch of the pre-Hadrianic forts probably ran beneath the praetorium.

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