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The Roman Gate at <i>Hunnum</i> (Halton Chesters): Ethnographic Time

Richard Hingley

in Hadrian's Wall

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199641413
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745720 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641413.003.0011
The Roman Gate at Hunnum (Halton Chesters): Ethnographic Time

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This chapter first addresses the writings of Robert Henry Forster, who called himself an ‘Amateur Antiquary’. Despite his claim to amateur status, Forster combined an interest in creative writing with considerable skills as an archaeological excavator and made a significant contribution to the Edwardian excavations at Corbridge. The discussion then turns to Rudyard Kipling' very different account of the Wall, but one that also aimed to bring the remains of the monument to life.

Keywords: Robert Henry Forster; amateur antiquary; Edwardian excavations; Rudyard Kipling; ancient monuments; Hadrian's Wall

Chapter.  10077 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Greek and Roman Archaeology

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