Da Roma in Inghilterra!

Hello dear readers!

Hopefully you’ve been following along our adventures in Rome, studying the heart of the Roman Empire. Perhaps you might have even recognized a few familiar faces on the trip. Just in case you missed the rolling green hills and the rainy weather that you have been accustomed to (except that the past few days have mimicked the Italian sun,) we’ve come back to Vindolanda with a new team.

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A beautiful sunset over Hadrian’s Wall

Introductory posts will be on their way shortly, but this year is a little different. Instead of running the field school as usual, we’ve brought along a team of seasoned excavators and researchers to help on site and in the museum. While we’re a bit of a smaller team, we’re excited to share with you some of the exciting things we’ll be doing over the next few weeks.

For those who have been following the blog for a while, you might be thinking, “Wow, he’s still here?” And you’d be right! For those who don’t know, my name is Prem Sai Ramani. I’ve been a student of the field school, a senior student for the past two years, and now I’ve come back for my fourth season to work on  Vindolanda’s Archaeological Leather Project in the museum. As always, I’m incredibly excited to be back and at this point, it feels like I am returning to my second home.

We’ve already hit the ground running by starting off with a good old hike along Hadrian’s Wall. Here’s a picture of the team right at the iconic point of Sycamore Gap:

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The team (left to right): Anoop, Me, Meghan, Sarah, and Shereen

Look forward to some posts about the cool things we’re working on this season.

Until then,

Prem

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