Artists impression of how the Vindolanda archaeology centre would look
(Image: Newcastle Chronicle)
After a day’s duty on the frontier of Hadrian’s Wall , what better than a relaxing game of Ludus latrunculorum.
The game of strategy and military tactics was popular across the Roman empire, and a stone board on which it may have been played has been uncovered at Vindolanda fort in Northumberland .
This third century board was found by volunteer digger Phil Harding re-used in a floor, in a newly excavated building behind the Vindolanda bath house.
It is thought that the board would have been in use in the bath house and then utilised elsewhere after it was broken.
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