This head was part of a larger than life-size bronze statue of the Roman emperor Hadrian. Statues like this were raised across the empire. This one may have been put up to commemorate Hadrian’s visit to Britain in AD122, as Hadrian traveled the empire establishing its limits and securing its boundaries. This object gives insight into Hadrian’s leadership and the use of the imperial image as propaganda.
This fragment of a word square could be the earliest piece of evidence for the practice of Christianity in northern Britain. The word square itself is a clever and pleasing play on words and may include a number of Christian phrases and symbols. The object offers opportunities to explore Roman writing and the spread of the Latin language, as well as the treatment of the early Christians.
La Antigua Roma fue la cuna del saber universal heredado de Grecia. Entre los grandes escritores, sabios y polígrafos de la Historia Antigua nos encontramos con habitante de la ciudad fundada supuestamente por Rómulo y Remo. Cicerón, Marcial, Plauto, Apuleyo, Salustio, Horacio o Juvenal...
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This pepper pot was buried along with many other silver and gold treasures around AD 410 as the Romans were withdrawing from Britain. This object gives us a glimpse of the dining habits of wealthy Romans and of connections between the Roman Empire and more distant lands. Its burial indicates the insecurity felt by the inhabitants of Britain during the Roman withdrawal from the province.
The soldier shown on this tombstone came from the region of the present-day Netherlands and belonged to an auxiliary cavalry regiment stationed at Corinium in the west of England. The tombstone offers a good starting point from which to explore the Roman army, the cultural diversity of the Roman army in Britain and the value of tombstones and their inscriptions for finding out about Roman Britain.