Roman Canterbury

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Mosaics

Mosaics

Canterbury Roman Museum is built around the remains of an impressive Roman town house that had a beautiful Mosaic floor. Mosaics are patterns or pictures made from lots of small coloured stones or tile cubes. In latin these individual pieces are called ‘tesserae’ which is where we get the word ‘tessellate’ from.

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Double Sword Burial

Double Sword Burial

This is what we call the double sword burial: the remains of two long swords in their scabbards, the fittings from belts and decayed hobnail boots. The artefacts were found in Canterbury with what we think are the skeletons of two roman soldiers! However, this burial is very suspicious, the two skeletons were buried in one grave, not in a cemetery and were buried along with their swords…

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Canterbury Roman Museum mosaic floor

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