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Coombe Crag Roman Quarry

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Scott Vanderbilt
Contributors: Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified May 17, 2018 10:43 AM History
Evidence of Roman quarrying activity was discovered at Coombe Crag, a site some 350 meters south of the line of Hadrian's Wall. The quarry was used as a source of building materials for the Wall and at least eight inscriptions were identified on the sandstone cliff.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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Scott Vanderbilt, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Coombe Crag Roman Quarry: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <> [accessed: 13 August 2020]

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