New settlements discovered near Hadrian's Wall


Sections of Hadrian's Wall still remain, particularly in its hilly central sector.

During a recent survey north of Hadrian's Wall in the United Kingdom, archaeologists discovered Iron Age settlements.


Archaeologists found 134 settlements that were not previously discovered. Experts believe the sites were most likely homes to Indigenous communities during the Roman occupation.


The Roman occupation of England began in AD 43 and was completed by about 87.


Hadrian's Wall is a former defensive fortification of the Roman province of Britannia.


Construction on the wall began in AD 122 during the reign of the emperor Hadrian.