Almost ago 2,000 years a key battle for British independence was fought against the repression exercised by Rome under the name of Mons Graupius. Now archaeologist Mike Haseler believes he has evidence that this battle happened in moray.
According to the Romans, some 10,000 British died that day and those who did not fled the scene. Despite the efforts of numerous investigations, it has never been possible to establish with certainty the place where the Romans and Caledonian tribes clashed. However, Haseler calls for attention to be paid to a location near Elgin, on Quarrelwood Hill. The archaeologist has contrasted what he found with what recounted at the time the Roman writer Tacitus And everything seems to fit
The key to the investigation has been the reconstruction of a map that helped identify the origin of the Caledonian tribe. Perthshire, north of the River Dee, and Kincardineshire are among the places where this warfare was suspected, but now everything seems to deny it.
The army of about 30,000 Caledonians settled on the hill while they waited for the Romans, who thought they had two days left to meet them. Seeing the opportunity to favorably attack the over-deployed Roman lines, the bulk of the Caledonian army, which even At that moment he was waiting on the top of the hill, he launched himself against the Roman left flank, managing to dispel the cavalry that covered said flank.
Cneo Julio Agrícola then sent four squadrons of cavalry that he had in reserve to the sector, with which, according to the tale of Tacitus, the Caledonians withdrew in disarray, spreading their demoralization to all their people.
Thus, the caledonian army it stopped being a cohesive fighting group, being defenseless against the Roman cavalry. In this way the main battle would have been fought south of Quarrelwood Hill, and perhaps on the immediate plain ahead.
I was born in Madrid on August 27, 1988 and since then I started a work of which there is no example. Fascinated by both numbers and letters and a lover of the unknown, that is why I am a future graduate in Economics and Journalism, interested in understanding life and the forces that have shaped it. Everything is easier, more useful and more exciting if, with a look at our past, we can improve our future and for that… History.