Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Rained Out

Tuesday and second day on the dig.   We got to the archeology center and discovered the excavations had been called off because of rain.  The rain came in over night and the fort was like a lake.  So we went to the Roman Army Museum, about 7 miles down the road. 
http://www.vindolanda.com/Roman-Army-Museum

I have been waiting for months to visit the museum, partly because it is extremely interesting as well as for the new film, The Eagle's Eye - Edge of Empire.  Watch this trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTPUFsqlHcs

By 1:00 p.m. - it was determined that we could get back to excavating.  But first, we had to bail out the site.  It is amazing what a huge amount of water a small sponge can absorb!
In the two days that we have been excavating, we have found some lovely things, which we can't talk about on a public blog.  But when we return home, we can show you.

In closing, I would just like to say that the picture  in the article below is not us.  When we went to Lindisfarne on the Holy Island, there were huge warning signs everywhere to remember not to try and cross the causeway when the tide is coming in.  Alas, not everyone thinks those signs actually include tourists. 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-13830017

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