Students from the University of Durham have begun to excavate in the fort of Binchester. Some enigmatic archaeology has already emerged, including the remains of a possible barracks block and Late Roman tower. The finds may be suggesting that we have some tantalizing evidence for refining our Late Roman - Medieval chronologies in the area. Check out Dave's blog for the details and the latest info.
The Binchester project is run by Stanford University, Durham University, and Durham County Council.
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David Petts from Durham University has been posting some great images and information at http://binchester.blogspot.com/. It is a great source of information on the state of the project. And the images sure make me homesick again for the north of England!
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Google earth now supports a special layer that allows you to view a 3D reconstruction of ancient Rome. It is not as detailed as the Plastico model in the Museo della Civilta Romana, but it is great to be able to see a real-time version of the urban environment. The layer was developed along with the Rome Reborn project from the University of Virginia.
You can learn more about the layer and download it HERE.
This is a short video that illustrates what is possible within the virtual world platform of Second Life. It is a reconstruction of the baths building at Binchester.