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Oblique aerial view.

SC 373362

Description Oblique aerial view.

Date 1989

Collection RCAHMS Aerial Photography

Catalogue Number SC 373362

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 18571

Scope and Content Fort at Burnswark, Dumfries and Galloway Burnswark Hill is the location of several known archaeological sites including an early prehistoric burial cairn and cist; hillfort; and Roman practice siege works. The defences of the fort can be clearly seen in this aerial photograph. With a single rampart on the north and a double rampart on the south-east, three entrances give access to the fort. Within the Roman earthworks (top right) lead sling-bolts and stone balls from Roman siege engines were found, suggesting that the Romans used the earthworks as a training ground. These finds are held within the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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