Arbeia Roman fort: The strongroom

Posted: August 25, 2015 in History, Roman History, UK
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One thing I have not seen before in other forts that I have visited is the strongroom which was built  under the headquarters building to store the soldiers pay and savings.

The headquarters building showing the location of the strongroom

The headquarters building showing the location of the strongroom

At Arbeia they have located and excavated it and although we are not sure how the top was closed, it is reminiscent of later day bank vaults

The excavated strongroom at Arbeia

The excavated strongroom at Arbeia

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