During excavations in the place of the Roman fort Vindoland south of the Hadrian’s shaft, scientists discovered several interesting artifacts, including toy weapons made of wood, used by children.
Two wooden swords were found in the study of the barracks, which housed the cavalry. One sword had pommel, decorated with polished stone.
The toys were found on the rise of the stone foundation, established during the last rebuilding of the fort. Wet soil and lack of oxygen contributed to the conservation of artifacts.
During the excavations, archaeologists also found the remains of fortified stables, residential buildings dating back to the 120’s. AD
In the rooms, the researchers found arrowheads, signboards, leather shoes, combs and hairpins. Nearby in located 2 meters from this place the archaeologists discovered two iron swords.
It is believed that the fort of Vindoland was built at the end of the first century AD before the wall of Adrian was built in 122
Researchers believe that here lived more than a thousand soldiers, along with several thousand women, children, slaves and freedmen.