Archaeologists baffled by ‘absolutely astonishing’ Roman fort in UK

Hadrian’s Wall: Construction of Roman fortification explained

The Romans descended on Britain around 2,000 years ago. They would go on to occupy the lands stretching south to north for 400 years. Much of their legacy remains dotted around the country.

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Hadrian's Wall is perhaps the most notable: a 73-mile structure that spans the River Tyne near the North Sea and all the way to the Solway Firth near the Irish Sea.

While the North of England features some of the most breathtaking Roman remains, the Empire did not stop at the border.

The Wall was originally used as a way to mark the base from which soldiers would travel north, towards Scotland, as well as to "separate Romans from the barbarians" as said by Emperor Hadrian himself.

Later on, the Romans invaded Scotland, and established what has been described as one of the "most impressive forts anywhere in the Roman Empire".

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Archaeology: Researchers have been stunned by the size of Ardoch Roman FortArchaeology: Researchers have been stunned by the size of Ardoch Roman Fort (Image: History Hit)

Hadrian's Wall: An artist's impression of Roman soldiers building Hadrian's WallHadrian's Wall: An artist's impression of Roman soldiers building Hadrian's Wall (Image: GETTY)

Ardoch Roman Fort sits north east of the village of Braco, and around 45 miles north of Glasgow.

The fort's multilayered nature and history was explored during History Hit's documentary, 'Fortress Britain: Ardoch Roman Fort'.

Here, particular significance was placed on the fort's exterior.

Many artefacts have been found at the site as well as in-depth research having taken place to better understand the way the Romans constructed forts.

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Scotland: The fort is around 45 miles north of GlasgowScotland: The fort is around 45 miles north of Glasgow (Image: Google Maps)

Historian Rebecca Jones told History Hit about the "pioneering" nature of the site.

Researchers have unearthed not only one Roman fort but two: a first century Flavian fort on top of a second century fort which reused the original framework and changed the perimeters.

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The show's presenter and researcher Tristan Hughes took viewers on a tour of the reused and renewed ditches which measure a lengthy depth of six feet.

He said: "It's astonishing,

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