Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Mystery over Roman battle may rule it out from list

The most northerly battle fought by imperial Rome could be left out of an inventory of Scottish battlefields due to uncertainty over the site. Mons Graupius in AD 83 or 84 saw the 9th Hispana, its cohorts and Roman cavalry defeat 30,000 Caledonians.

Locations suggested in the past include Dunning in Perthshire, Carpow in Fife, Bennachie in Aberdeenshire and Culloden in the Highlands. Historic Scotland said an accurate site was needed for inclusion on its list

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