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Oblique aerial view.

SC 347543

Description Oblique aerial view.

Date 1992

Collection RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Catalogue Number SC 347543

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 72769 CN

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. Not much of the fort is visible at ground level, but here we can see the line of the rampart and some of the internal buildings, which show up as crop-marks. The headquarters building is clearly seen near the top. 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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