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Chesters Roman Fort

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"From Hexham to Hadrian, you can take a special tourist bus to reach everywhere. The operating hours are adjusted according to the season, but the buses are extremely punctual. For the first stop, we are going to a place called Chesters Roman Fort. It used to be a small fortress of the Romans, stationed with a number of soldiers. After 15 minutes by car, we arrived at Chesters Roman Fort. Here is a typical European pastoral scene. The fields that have just been harvested have not had time to turn the soil. Flocks of skylarks, crows and crows collect the grains left in the fields and walk 2 minutes from the fields along the A6079 highway into the forest area. After entering the scenic spot along the wooden plank road in the forest area, it suddenly became clear. Groups of ruins lay across the green meadow, with broken walls interspersed in between. This is a fortress facing north. The focus of defense is on the east and north sides. We enter from the site of the south gate of the fortress. The entire fortress is rectangular, and the four gates are in the form of double gates. There are towers on both sides. Hadrian’s Great Wall The city’s body runs through the entire fortress from east to west, and a main road leads from the north gate and the south gate to meet the Great Wall. Next to the main road of the south gate is the barracks. The room foundations of all the barracks are still higher than the ground even after nearly 2000 years. Quite a few, each camp room has a water diversion trough, which can lead rainwater into the trough in the middle of the camp, and then into the Tyne River flowing through the east side of the fortress through the hidden door of the east gate. There are two large relics next to the city wall, namely the command post and the ordnance station. The foundations of these two buildings are partially well-preserved. On the stone masonry foundations are set up low stone pillars. Above the stone pillars is the stone floor of the fortress. The foundation has a flue directly connected to the boiler room. This design is equivalent to today’s geothermal. The boiler room transports hot steam between the foundation and the floor, and the hot air flows between the stone pillars. This must be even in the cold north. In England, Roman soldiers from the Apennines would not feel cold and intolerable. There are also wells and small underground granaries in the fortresses as strategic material reserves. Walking eastward along the wall from the east gate, you can see the bathroom on the banks of the Tyne."