Take a tour with Game of Thrones Dolorous Edd and the men who saved Hadrian's Wall
Game of Thrones actor Ben Crompton takes a special 'selfie' at Steel Rigg in Northumberland © Paul Kingston / NNP © North News & Pictures ltd
Dolorous Edd, the Game of Thrones steward of the Night's Watch with a reputation
as a taciturn figure prone to gloomy pronouncements proved himself to be game for a laugh this week when he lent a hand to launch a new exhibition at Hadrian's Wall
Actor Ben Crompton made a whistle-stop tour of
Arbeia Roman Fort in South Shields, Steel Rigg and Housesteads Roman
Fort in Northumberland and Tullie House Museum in Carlisle this Thursday.
Along the way he took a few 'selfies' for the launch of the Wall Face exhibition,
which celebrates the pioneering archaeologists and antiquarians who
recorded, protected and revealed the stories of the Hadrian's Wall.
The exhibition takes in eleven sites across the iconic World Heritage Site. Click to launch a slideshow of images of Dolorous Edd and some of the men who saved Hadrian's Wall.
Wall Face: Portraits of people who revealed Hadrian's Wall' continues across 11 Hadrian’s Wall Country sites until Sunday November 9.
Game of Thrones actor Ben Crompton takes a special 'selfie' at Steel Rigg for the launch of the Wall Face exhibition © Photo Paul Kingston / NNP. Copyright North News & Pictures ltd
a photo of a man peering through a frame at Hadrian's Wall
John Hodgson by Edward Scriven after HFS Mackreth. A clergyman and antiquarian, Hodgson was a founder member of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne. Through careful study of inscriptions John Hodgson concluded that the Wall was built by the Emperor Hadrian, and not by Emperor Severus as had previously been thought. It was many years before this was generally accepted. © NPG
an engraving of a man in waistcoat and ruffled neck tie
Not-so-Dolorous Edd - Game of Thrones actor Ben Crompton at the launch of the Wall Face exhibition at Housesteads Roman Fort in Northumberland. © Photo Paul Kingston / NNP. Copyright North News & Pictures ltd
a photo of a man holding up a frame
Robin George Collingwood, 1889 – 1943 By Walter Stoneman. Robin George Collingwood was a leading authority on Roman archaeology. Collingwood’s work on Hadrian’s Wall led to a new understanding of its use. He also established a numbering system for its features that is still used today. © NPG
a photo of a man in a pin-striped suit and waistcoat and round 1930s-style spectacles
Game of Thrones actor Ben Crompton pictured at Tullie House museum in Carlisle for the launch of the Wall Face exhibition, which showcases Hadrian's Wall pioneering archaeologists and antiquarians who recorded, protected and revealed the stories of Hadrian's Wall frontier. © Photo Paul Kingston / NNP. Copyright North News & Pictures ltd
a photo of a smiling man holding a picture frame
Sir Mortimer Wheeler, 1890 – 1976 By Godfrey Argent. Mortimer Wheeler visited Vindolanda many times and corresponded with Vindolanda’s archaeologists Eric and Robin Birley. Wheeler developed the ‘Wheeler method’ of excavation. This grid system technique helped archaeologists to record and understand stratigraphy on an archaeological site. © NPG
a photo of a man with a moustache
In the frame... Game of Thrones actor Ben Crompton takes a 'selfie' at Arbeia Roman Fort in South Shields © Photo Paul Kingston / NNP. Copyright North News & Pictures Ltd
a photo of a man with a frame outside a fort
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