Butser Ancient Farm in Hampshire was full of Romans last week. There were soldiers and civilians, and families ranging from toddlers to grandparents. They were wandering in and out of the houses, feeding the sheep, eating, playing, laughing, working, shopping and having their hair done. Some of them were even having their photos taken … Continue reading Toga Tuesday!
In Roman times a basic marching camp could be built in less than a day - often by men who'd already carried heavy kit for many miles through hostile territory, and now needed somewhere safe to bed down for the night. Building a Roman fort in the twenty-first century is going to take a little … Continue reading Park in the Past
...and they're armed. Having seen what they look like, you'll be pleased to hear they won't be dropping by to collect. Instead authors Ben Kane, Anthony Riches and Russell Whitfield will be walking the length of Hadrian's Wall this April (yes, dressed like that) and they're on the hunt for sponsors*. All the money they … Continue reading These men are after your money…
Should you happen to be in York tomorrow, look out for some unexpected Romans patrolling the walls. They'll be members and staff of the Young Archaeologists' Club (YAC), dressed in Roman kit and attempting to walk six laps of the city to raise money for the YAC Branches. No, those aren't Roman boots - they're … Continue reading Romans on Patrol around York