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Roman Invaders in the Solway | 2018

The story of the Priestside anchor and the ships that carried Roman invaders to our shores 2000 years ago. We know that the Roman Army was almost invincible on land of its own choosing but what is less well known is that it was closely supported by sea by a formidable navy. For many years an ancient iron anchor from Priestside near Annan has been on display in Dumfries Museum. New studies have revealed that this may be one of the rarest survivors of an invading Roman navy. Find out more about the anchor and how the Romans used boats to conquer and colonise.

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Annan Museum, Bank Street, Annan, DG12 6AA

Saturday 08 September - Wednesday 31 October

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