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.
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
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.
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.