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Roman invaders in the Solway?

April 6 @ 10:00 am - June 2 @ 5:00 pm

The story of the Priestside anchor and the ships that carried Roman invaders to our shores 2000 years ago.

The Roman Army was almost invincible on land of its own choosing and was closely supported by a formidable navy. For many years an ancient iron anchor from Priestside near Annan has been on display in Dumfries Museum. New studies have revealed that this may be one of the rarest survivors of an invading Roman navy. Find out more about how the anchor was made and how the Romans used boats to conquer and colonise.

Also on show is the Bulbury Camp anchor, on loan from Dorset County Museum. This anchor is definitely of Iron Age date and was found during the excavation of Bulbury Iron Age Hill-fort in 1881. It will be the first ever time that these two rare anchors can be compared.


April 6 @ 10:00 am
June 2 @ 5:00 pm
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Dumfries Museum
Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura, The Observatory, Rotchell Road
Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway DG2 7SW United Kingdom
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