IMG_5816 The castle of Colchester is the largest keep ever built by the Normans; its huge size is explained by its construction over the ruins of a former roman...
The castle of Colchester is the largest keep ever built by the Normans; its huge size is explained by its construction over the ruins of a former roman…
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IMG_5823 Part of the roman wall is still standing. The castle is in the heart of the former roman city.
Part of the roman wall is still standing. The castle is in the heart of the former roman city.
IMG_5824 Roman wall.
Roman wall.
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IMG_5769 The Colchester Sphinx is a Roman sculpture that marked the site of a grave alongside the main road from Colchester to London. A sphinx is a mythological...
The Colchester Sphinx is a Roman sculpture that marked the site of a grave alongside the main road from Colchester to London. A sphinx is a mythological…
IMG_5767 Roman mosaic made in Colchester around 150 AD.
Roman mosaic made in Colchester around 150 AD.
IMG_5774 Mosaic, 2nd century AD.
Mosaic, 2nd century AD.
IMG_5771 Colchester vase, found in a roman grave, ca 175 AD, probably made in Colchester. Four gladiators are depicted along with four names.
Colchester vase, found in a roman grave, ca 175 AD, probably made in Colchester. Four gladiators are depicted along with four names.
IMG_5779 The first human beings arrived in present-day Great Britain in 500000 BC. 300000 years ago, a group of people in Clacton lived from hunting and fishing. These...
The first human beings arrived in present-day Great Britain in 500000 BC. 300000 years ago, a group of people in Clacton lived from hunting and fishing. These…
IMG_5781 The Dagenham idol (2500 BC) is the second oldest human depiction in the UK. (Copy.)
The Dagenham idol (2500 BC) is the second oldest human depiction in the UK. (Copy.)
IMG_5784 Bronze head of a griffin, imported, from a bowl fittin, found in the Lexden tumulus, the richest grave from the iron age. In around 10BC the cremated remains of...
Bronze head of a griffin, imported, from a bowl fittin, found in the Lexden tumulus, the richest grave from the iron age. In around 10BC the cremated remains of…
IMG_5788 Figurines used as household ornaments in a grave of a wealthy Roman, 55 AD. The Romans started their conquest of England in 43 BC and established their capital...
Figurines used as household ornaments in a grave of a wealthy Roman, 55 AD. The Romans started their conquest of England in 43 BC and established their capital…
IMG_5789 Figurines used as household ornaments in a grave of a wealthy Roman, 55 AD.
Figurines used as household ornaments in a grave of a wealthy Roman, 55 AD.
IMG_5791 Tombstone of a cavalry officer, Longinus, who died in 43-49 BC (age: 40) as the army was stationed in Colchester.
Tombstone of a cavalry officer, Longinus, who died in 43-49 BC (age: 40) as the army was stationed in Colchester.
IMG_5794 Middleborough mosaic, 175 AD.
Middleborough mosaic, 175 AD.
IMG_5796 Roman lead coffin; only 300 were found in the UK and 16 in Colchester. 4th century.
Roman lead coffin; only 300 were found in the UK and 16 in Colchester. 4th century.

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