Roman Dead at Museum of London Docklands

Death is one of the few inevitable things we can all count on. Whether we’re a prince, a pauper, or anything in between, one day the Grim Reaper comes for all of us. People have been dying for as long as there has been people, yet, despite this, it’s a subject that is still  held…

The Eagle Has Landed

It is times like this I really love London. It’s one of those rare cities that no matter where you dig, some history will be unearthed. You’ve probably heard about the latest finding, a Roman Eagle from nearly two thousand years ago; a stone-carved wonder that’s had the newspapers raving. “Exceptional” ran the headline of…

Greek Tragedy and Gladiators at The Guildhall Art Gallery

First opening its doors in 1886  to display the City of London’s ever expanding collection of art, the Guildhall Art Gallery made a massive discovery just over a century later (102 years later to be precise) when London’s Roman Amphitheatre was *finally* uncovered below the Guildhall Yard. I say “*finally*” because people – and by…

Friends, Roman, Countrymen: Fishbourne Roman Palace

“Welcome, Bienvenue, Salvete” read the sign that greeted us as we approached Fishbourne Roman Palace, the largest Roman home discovered, so far, in Britain. I say “so far” because you never know what’s buried underneath your feet. Just when the anonymous ‘they’ think we’ve dug up all that we can – along comes a startling…