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 …
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.
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…
'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.
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.
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
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