"They provide insight into the organisation of the vast construction project that Hadrian's Wall was, as well as some very human and personal touches."

The team of experts will now use ropes to get into the quarry where they can utilise laser-scanning technology to get detailed recordings of the markings. Thanks to advancements in technology, they will then be able to create three-dimensional digital models meaning people can look at the carvings for years to come.

Professor of Archaeology at Newcastle University added: "These inscriptions are very vulnerable to further gradual decay. This is a great opportunity to record them as they are in 2019, using the best modern technology to safeguard the ability to study them into the future."

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