Gladiators at a Northumberland Roman fort have been reunited with their comrades after almost 2,000 years.
The Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham & Northumberland is hosting a lecture by Andrew Birley of the Vindolanda Trust in Northumberland entitled `Vindolanda and the military community: expanding the knowledge of the Roman frontier', at 2.30pm on Saturday in Room CG85 in the Chemistry Department, at the Stockton Road entrance to the University Science Site, Durham.
The future is looking bright for Northumberland as more money is being invested in the region.
According to the Handbook, the practice of legionary centurions using inscription stones to record the lengths of Wall which their men built means we know the names of about 150 such officers.
Archaeologyenthusiasts could soon live at one of the region's largest Roman forts if plans for a £1.2m study centre are approved.
Teams from RAF Boulmer will set out on a 55-mile walk along Hadrian's Wall next week.