Border Folks May Claim African Roots

Archaeologists working on Hadrian's wall have found evidence that 500 Moors may have manned the wall in the 3rd century. Scots and English living along both sides of Hadrian's Wall may be able to claim African roots. New studies have revealed that over 500 Moorish soldiers manned the fort near Carlisle and may have stayed, married and raised families.

"When you talk about Romans in Britain, most people think about blue eyes and pale complexions," said Richard Benjamin, an archaeologist at Liverpool University. "But the reality was very different."

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