Richard's Photo Gallery - Maiden Castle

For a space, confusion and massacre dominated the scene.

Sir Mortimer Wheeler - Maiden Castle.

West entrance to Maiden Castle Location The West entrance, Maiden Castle, Dorset, OS Ref SY664884
Date 2002 March 26th.
Camera Olympus OM2-SP
Lens Miranda 28mm F2.8
Exposure 1/500 @F8
Film Kodak Gold 400 ISO

They don't dominate it much now. However, modern archaeology hasn't, for once, proven the Wheeleresque viewpoint to be misconceived.

Although the layout of the bank and ditch defences is only apparent from the air, this shot gives a better idea of their present day height.

Roman temple at Maiden Castle Location Maiden Castle, Dorset, OS Ref SY671884
Date 2002 March 26th.
Camera Olympus OM2-SP
Lens Miranda 28mm F2.8
Exposure 1/250 @F8
Film Kodak Gold 400 ISO

The foundations of the 'Romano-British temple' of about AD380 which he excavated in the 1930s are still visible. In the background is Dorchester.


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