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CONTENTS

ISSUE 408

(Vol.XXXIV, No.12) ❙ March 2024

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FEATURES

18 FROM THE CAUCASUS

TO CAMBRIDGESHIRE Retracing the story of Offord Cluny’s ‘Sarmatian’ burial Histor y tells us that thousands of Sarmatian warriors from the Caucasus were forcibly brought to Britain after their defeat by Marcus Aurelius in AD 175, but evidence of their presence here has been fleeting – until now.

26 WARHAM CAMP

Investigating an Iron Age enigma Last summer, excavations at a monumental Iron Age enclosure in north Norfolk revealed new clues about it s origins and intended purpose, as well as traces of the site's Roman af terlife.

32 ST AIDAN’S SETTLEMENT

Finding evidence of medieval Ferns Recent research has brought the stor y of Ferns in County Wexford to life – from the establishment of its early medieval religious community by St Aidan to it s evolution into a royal residence.

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42 RESURRECTING IMBER

Exploring relics of a requisitioned village When the Wiltshire village of Imber was requisitioned by the War Department in 1943, its houses, farms, and buildings were swiftly abandoned – and their former owners were never allowed to return home. What have archaeologists and military veterans now revealed about this once-thriving settlement?

48 PIECES OF THE PAST

Making sense of the Knaresborough Hoard Given to the Yorkshire Museum in the 1860s, the Knaresborough Hoard is one of the most unusual caches of late Roman metalwork ever found in Britain – but it s contents have only recently been analysed in detail.

52 AN ANCIENT JIGSAW PUZZLE

Reconstructing a Roman arm guard f rom Trimontium Fort in the Scottish Borders Found in more than 100 fragments in 1906, a rare piece of Roman armour – one of only three examples known from the whole Empire – has now been reconstructed for an upcoming exhibition.

MARCH 2024

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