Housesteads Roman Fort, Granaries

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Carole Raddato
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published on 21 September 2022

The north granary of Housesteads Roman Fort (Vercovicium). All Roman forts had granaries (horrea) to store sufficient supplies for the garrison and for soldiers out on campaign. The granaries of Housesteads Roman Fort are the most substantial remaining structures inside the fort. They stood on high ground within the fort to ensure secure and well-drained foundations.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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