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Re: Map - The Wrekendyke…
Hello Barry, I don't think there could be any dispute that a Roman port existed at or near what we all know as Tyne Dock. I knew of the Wrekondyke and its position from an OS Map of Roman Britain which I have had since my Manchester Uni days (c.1980). When the position of Corstorphine and Temple Town was shown in an earlier thread I jumped straight to the possibility that they might have reflected something much earlier...like the position of the Roman port that would have served the military fort (Arbeia). Of course, I now know that I was quite wrong because both names are connected with a much later history.
Because of my long interest is Roman history, I have a tendency to connect just about any spurious historic evidence with that period. Despite all of those gory times I still feel very much at home when standing in the middle of the Colosseum and other ancient ruins in Rome. Julius Caesar and those who followed have a lot to answer for, not to mention Russell Crowe who must take some of the blame.
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