From Margins of Empire at Ely Museum 22 Jan – 26 Jun
This first-century Roman cavalry combat helmet was discovered at Witcham, Cambridgeshire. Tinned copper-alloy. On loan from the British Museum.
Extramural Venta Icenorum
Venta Icenorum was the civitas-capital of the Iceni tribe, and the site of the remains of the Roman town is located about four miles south of Norwich, on the east bank of the river Tas, at Caistor St Edmunds in Norfolk. The Iceni, a British tribe with a territory which covered present-day Norfolk and parts…
Anglo-Saxon stone and Roman sarcophagus
Gardener unearths Anglo-Saxon carving in job lot of rockery stone Looking for some natural stone for a rockery in his garden, John Wyatt thought he had found a bargain when he saw a job lot advertised for £50. He was more right than he knew. For when he took the ton and a half of…
Housesteads Roman Fort is tops for historic Roman toilets says English Heritage Reconstruction drawing of the interior of the latrines at Housesteads Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall The loo legacy left by the Romans has made Northumberland tops when it comes to historic toilets. English Heritage has awarded the number one spot to Housesteads Roman…
My Photos Tayne Field 2014 excavation. Lyminge Archaeological Project Archaeologists from the University of Reading, along with local volunteers, archaeological societies and university students have working here each summer until 2014 to uncover Lyminge’s Anglo-Saxon past.
Colchester Roman jewellery
Colchester: Roman find of ‘national importance’ discovered under Williams & Griffin store Roman jewellery uncovered during the renovation of a Colchester department store is thought to be one of the finest ever finds in Britain and has been described as “of national importance”. The treasure was discovered as part of excavations by the Colchester Archaeological…
“Beachy Head Lady”
Centuries old Beachy Head Lady’s face revealed An exhibition exploring the origins of ancient skeletons in Sussex, including a woman from sub-Saharan Africa buried in Roman times, has opened. The face of the so-called Beachy Head Lady was recreated using craniofacial reconstruction. Eastbourne Borough Council‘s museum service was awarded a grant of £72,000 by the…
Roman eagle sculpture
Roman eagle rises again, after 4,000 years under London street Sculpture probably adorned the tomb of an important figure Archaeologists in London have discovered the finest Romano-British sculpture ever unearthed in the capital. The spectacular 65 centimetre tall sculpture of a Roman eagle with a snake in its beak was found at the bottom of…
Barber’s Point, Aldeburgh, excavation
Aldeburgh dig unearths teenager’s ‘keepsakes’ box Spindle whorl An Anglo-Saxon girl’s box of trinkets is thought to have been uncovered by archaeologists during a three-week dig in Suffolk. The excavation of a graveyard, dating from about AD650, has been completed at Barber’s Point on the River Alde. Eight more skeletons have been found in graves…
Havant Roman well
There’s not a lot about this one yet, but there will be updates soon, hopefully. Discovery of sacred Roman well amazes archaeology team Buried a few feet under a garden in the centre of Havant, archaeologists stumbled upon a Roman well filled with coins and a bronze ring with a carving of Neptune, the Roman…
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