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Saturday, November 19, 2011
When Roman empire was ruled from South Shields
THE moment in history when the entire Roman Empire may have been ruled from a
Tyneside town will be relived today.
Finds from digs at Arbeia Roman fort in South Shields have offered convincing
evidence that the Emperor Severus and his sons Caracalla and Geta were at the
base as they prepared for a campaign into Scotland.
Because the imperial family and court were present, that would have
effectively meant that the empire would have been governed from South