In June 2017 in northern England, a team of archaeologists was busy excavating a Roman fort. Just 15 years earlier, one of the most important discoveries on British soil had been made beneath these ancient walls. Then, in the summer of 2017, experts uncovered something equally thrilling.
On June 22, 2017, archaeologists and volunteers from the Vindolanda Trust were working in a trench at Vindolanda, a Roman structure in Northumberland, England. The site was first discovered by modern Britons in the 16th century and was once an auxiliary fort built to house military units.