The remains of Housesteads, the most complete extant Roman Fort, lies along Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland, England. 800 Roman soldiers were garrisoned here; and a small community existed outside the walls to supply their needs. (We all know what those were).The granaries (upper left) supported a raised floor where food was safely stored from nasty scurrying vermin. The latrines still exist as well, although you aren’t meant to use them, I imagine. They are some of the MOST ANTIQUE TOILETS in Britain! Oh yes they are.

    If you are interested in a visit, here’s your link. (large image by fuggledog on flickr, smaller images top row, wikimedia, bottom left, wikimedia, bottom right MarkAWilson on flickr)

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