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Oblique aerial view.

SC 347533

Description Oblique aerial view.

Date 1982

Collection RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Catalogue Number SC 347533

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of PT 10434

Scope and Content Fortress at Carpow, Perth and Kinross This Roman fortress is at Carpow. It was only in 1943 that its full layout was recorded through aerial photography, though the location was suspected. It appears to have had one period of occupation before being deliberately dismantled and abandoned. This is an aerial view of the site. It shows the E ditches with parts of the N and S ditches. The ramparts would have been built from sand and gravel piled on top of a wooden frame. There is no ditch on the N side. Instead the natural escarpment is used. The site was excavated in the 1960s. The pottery and coins found suggest that it was in use at the start of the third century AD. The fort would have held about 3500 men, and there is evidence that the garrisons was from the Second and Sixth Legions. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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