Discoveries at Vindolanda
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Published by Graham in Newcastle upon Tyne .
Written in English



  • Vindolanda Site (Chesterholme, England),
  • Chesterholme (England),
  • England,
  • Chesterholme.


  • Excavations (Archaeology) -- England -- Chesterholme.,
  • Romans -- England -- Chesterholme.,
  • Vindolanda Site (Chesterholme, England),
  • Chesterholme (England) -- Antiquities, Roman.,
  • England -- Antiquities, Roman.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 32.

Statementby Robin Birley.
LC ClassificationsDA147.V56 B55 1975
The Physical Object
Pagination32 p. :
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4937546M
ISBN 100859830047
LC Control Number76364716

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