Hadrian’s Wall – Refugee camp?

A major dig close to Hadrian’s Wall has revealed traces of a suspected refugee camp which would have housed tribespeople fleeing south from a breakdown of society north of the imperial border in the third century AD.


Read the full article here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/jun/20/hadrians-wall-roman-britain-refugee-camp

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7JAP – Roman cookery

Dear All

As I mentioned in our lesson before the holiday – we are focusing on aspects of Roman life in preparation for the Caerleon trip when we get back. As a result, there is an opportunity for you to show off your cookery skills and make a Roman honey cake at home. All the details can be found via the link below:

http://abbeyfieldhumanities.blogspot.com/2010/05/year-7-history-roman-cookery.html

There are also other recipes listed – please feel free to try one of these. Anything you make can be brought into the lesson on the first Wednesday after half term for us to sample!

Good luck – Mr Drake 🙂

Possible Roman gladiator remains found in York

The mystery of 1,800-year-old remains unearthed in York may have been solved thanks to bite and hammer marks on their decapitated skulls.

Archaeologists have exhumed 80 skeletons from gardens at Driffield Terrace over the past decade.

The results of forensic work on the skeletons suggests they may be part of the world’s only well-preserved Roman gladiator cemetery.

Marks on the remains suggest some individuals died in a violent manner.

The research features in a Channel 4 documentary, Gladiators: Back from the Dead.

For more on this story visit the BBC news webpage

Posted by D.Drake