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Roman Britain map reveals the ancient roads built 2,000 years ago that you still drive on today

A FASCINATING map reveals the ancient Roman roads Britons still use every day. The 2,000-year-old highways include key routes around London, Manchester, Cardiff and Bath. The map shows some of the …

In 1848 this beautifully decorated pot was discovered in a Roman grave at West Lodge in Colchester.  It dates from around AD 175 and was probably made in Colchester.  Four gladiators can be seen on the base. Above them are inscribed the names Secundus, Mario, Memnon and Valentinus.  It is one of the finest examples of ceramic art know from Roman Britain.

The Colchester Vase, around 175 AD, Colchester Castle Museum, Camulodunum (Roman Colchester)

In 1848 this beautifully decorated pot was discovered in a Roman grave at West Lodge in Colchester. It dates from around AD 175 and was probably made in Colchester. Four gladiators can be seen on the base. Above them are inscribed the names Secundus, Mario, Memnon and Valentinus. It is one of the finest examples of ceramic art know from Roman Britain.

Pictures of Places Along Hadrian's Wall: Chesters Fort Strongroom

Why Was Hadrian's Wall Built?

The Roman Emperor Hadrian started to build what became known as Hadrian's Wall to keep the "barbarian" Picts from Scotland out of Roman Britain.

Richborough Roman Fort & Amphitheatre | English Heritage | Sandwich

Richborough Roman Fort

Richborough is perhaps the most symbolically important of all Roman sites in Britain, witnessing both the beginning and almost the end of Roman rule here.

Bits of Roman road can still be seen. Soldiers and carts used this cobbled road (at Blackstone Edge in Lancashire) to travel between Mamucium (Manchester) and Yorkshire.

What was it like in Roman Britain?

What was everyday life like for Romans living in Britain? Learn about Roman villas, technology and family life in this BBC Bitesize KS2 History guide.

Armoury of the Bricoleur?

Recent scholarship has usefully applied Lévi-Strauss’ bricolage metaphor to examine the way in which new forms of ‘Roman’ identity emerged through the incorporation of pre-existing elements. This understanding corresponds closely to the processes of evolution described by Arrian in his celebrated Ars Tactica, an account of the manoeuvres and dress of Roman cavalrymen. This chapter considers the processes, bricolage included, which characterized the adoption of particular forms of dress by…

The walls of the city of Chester were first built by the Romans, though they were heavily refortified and extended during the Middle Ages. Chester's four main roads, Eastgate, Northgate, Watergate and Bridge, follow the Roman roads laid almost 2,000 years ago.

Remnants of Roman Britain: in pictures

We take a look at the ruined reminders of the Romans' time in Britain.

'Entire Streets' of Roman London Uncovered in the City (BBC)

'Entire streets' of Roman London uncovered in the City

An archaeological dig in the heart of the City provides a unique insight into the first 400 years of London's Roman history, experts say.

Vindolanda main street

Roman fort at Vindolanda. This is the main road through the "village" just outside the fortified walls.

Flavinus's tombstone from Corbridge, now in Hexham Abbey.

11 Stunning Stone Sculptures on Hadrian's Wall

Popular images of Hadrian's Wall tend to focus on soldiers and their weaponry; a modern image of the military: men dressed and ready to kill. There was more to life on the Wall than this.

Zvonimir Grbasic. Soldiers of the late Roman army. #romanempire #roman #empire #notes

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Zvonimir Grbasic. Soldiers of the late Roman army. #romanempire #roman #empire #notes

BBC News - Segedunum: The 'most excavated' fort on Hadrian's Wall

The 'most excavated' Roman fort

A look back at the history of the "most excavated" fort on Hadrian's Wall.

"Messages from the distant past" are unearthed at the site of a Roman fort

Vindolanda fort dig unearths personal messages

"Messages from the distant past" are unearthed at the site of a Roman fort

The Nymphaeum, Chedworth Roman Villa © Rob Farrow cc-by-sa/2.0

The Nymphaeum was a water shrine. As was usual, this little pool is fed by a natural spring. The entire villa complex depended on a fresh supply of water, so it's not surprising that they wanted to keep the Water Spirits (or... more

Reenactors at Hadrian’s Wall: it is believed up to 1,000 soldiers lived at the 2nd-century garrison.

Unearthed near Hadrian’s Wall: lost secrets of first Roman soldiers to fight the barbarians

Dig team stumble across thousands of pristine artefacts at ancient garrison site in Northumberland, writes Dalya Alberge