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    Online article about the Romans in Scotland

    There will be some who are interested in this, particularly the book referenced in the article. I don't think however, that the archeologist, Dr. Jones in question, was ever known as "Indiana".

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...tribesmen.html
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    Thanks for the link although not the most read newspaper in this part of the world as should be apparent from the rather anti-Scottish comments. Where I live is close to the end of the Antonine wall and there are remnants of a Roman fort there. As the article says, the Romans never managed to conquer Scotland and, in fact, nobody else did either like the Normans, Vikings, Edward I etc.. I see some typical "Daily Mail" wag commenting that there was nothing in Scotland worth invading for but the Romans weren't here for the good of their health and did nothing for no reason. The only surprise is that no-one suggested they were only here for the "deep fried Mars bars"!

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    My wife used to work at the National Museum. One of the curators there really opened my eyes to the Romans in Scotland. We tend to think of it just as the Antonine and Hadrian Walls but the interaction was much more nuanced.

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    This book by Dr. Simon Elliott is really worth reading. Finished reading it last week and found his approach in presenting the argument, which was the latter 1/3rd of the book, is really well argued by the background information provided in increasing detail and focus from the state of the Roman Empire, the Emperor, his family, and then moving into the focus on his invasion.

    https://smile.amazon.com/Septimius-S...6294898&sr=1-2

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