Vindolanda site receives funds for museum upgrade

The Roman fort of Vindolanda in northern England will receive UKĀ£4M from the Heritage Lottery. The money will be used to upgrade the museum allowing them space to display many of the Roman site's spectacular discoveries.

Some of Vindolanda's most interesting discoveries have been housed at the British Museum. "Patricia Birley, director of the Vindolanda Trust, said: 'The Vindolanda tablets are currently held at the British Museum but the project will enable selected tablets to be returned and displayed where they were written.'"