Original colour of the Antonine Wall

With the help of X-ray and laser technology, the original colours of the Antonine Wall's distance stones have been traced. The results reveal that the wall, which formed part of the Roman Empire's most northerly frontier, was originally painted in bright reds and yellows. 

Read more about the research done at Glasgow University here.

 
Antonine Wall Distance Slab, Legion Ii, photo The Roman Society

Antonine Wall Distance Slab, Legion Ii, photo The Roman Society

 
 
 

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