Britannia, Exhibition, Frontiers of the Roman Empire, Hadrian's Wall, Hadrian1900, Reenactement

Turma! Hadrian’s Cavalry Charge in Carlisle

At the start of the month I headed to Hadrian’s Wall to attend some of the Roman events taking place to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Hadrian’s Wall being a UNESCO World Heritage Site and 1,900 years since Hadrian became Emperor. Hadrian’s Cavalry was the theme chosen for the celebrations with a fantastic programme of public… Continue reading Turma! Hadrian’s Cavalry Charge in Carlisle

Britannia, Epigraphy, Exhibition, Hadrian, Hadrian portrait, Israel, Judaea

‘Hadrian: An Emperor Cast in Bronze’ exhibition in Jerusalem

The Israel Museum in Jerusalem held until the end of June 2016 an exhibition dedicated to Hadrian: 'Hadrian: An Emperor Cast in Bronze'. The exhibition was curated by David Merovah (Curator of Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine Archaeology) and Rachel Caine Kreinin (Associate Curator) from the Israel Museum together with Thorsten Opper (Curator of the Department of… Continue reading ‘Hadrian: An Emperor Cast in Bronze’ exhibition in Jerusalem

Britannia, Museum

7 Roman wonders from the Corinium Museum in Cirencester (UK)

This week is Twitter’s international Museum Week (#MuseumWeek), which celebrates the many museums, galleries and cultural institutions that make valuable contributions to the arts, history and culture around the world. More than 2,200 museums, galleries and cultural institutions from over 64 countries will come together on Twitter for #MuseumWeek including the Corinium Museum in Cirencester… Continue reading 7 Roman wonders from the Corinium Museum in Cirencester (UK)

Archaeology Travel, Britannia, Museum, Photography

Exploring Verulamium, the Roman city of St Albans (UK)

Anyone with an interest in Roman Britain should have St Albans on top of their list of places to visit. I myself visited St Albans twice and enjoyed it on both occasions. A short train ride north of London, St Albans is a must-see site. There are a few remains of the Roman town still… Continue reading Exploring Verulamium, the Roman city of St Albans (UK)

Archaeology Travel, Britannia, Frontiers of the Roman Empire, Hadrian, Hadrian's Wall, Photography, Roman Army, SPQR

Walking Hadrian’s Wall – images from milecastle 42 to milecastle 37

Hadrian's Wall has long attracted hikers and history fans and is now the heart of an 84-mile-long (135 km) National Trail through some of Britain's most beautiful countryside. Hadrian's Wall stretches coast to coast across northern England, from Wallsend in the east to Bowness-on-Solway on the west coast. Three years ago, I set out to explore… Continue reading Walking Hadrian’s Wall – images from milecastle 42 to milecastle 37

Britannia, Frontiers of the Roman Empire, Hadrian's Wall

Adopt a stone and help save Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall Trust has launched a new fundraising campaign to ensure the World Heritage Site survives for future generations. People are invited to attach their names to a stone, not on Hadrian’s Wall itself but on a virtual realisation of it on the website adoptastone.co.uk. Linda Tuttiett, Hadrian’s Wall Trust chief executive, explained: "The budget… Continue reading Adopt a stone and help save Hadrian’s Wall

Britannia, Hadrian, Hadrian's Wall, Photography

Picture of the day: Sycamore Gap on Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland (UK)

An absolutely beautiful spot! This iconic tree was made famous by the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991). It is one of the best Hadrian's Wall views and a much photographed point. The walk from Steel Rigg to Housesteads is my favourite part of the Wall and offers the best views Northumberland has to offer. The scenery and panoramic views are just… Continue reading Picture of the day: Sycamore Gap on Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland (UK)

Britannia, Hadrian, Hadrian portrait, Nerva–Antonine dynasty

Bronze head from a statue of Hadrian, British Museum

Type: Variant of Stazione Termini type Found in the River Thames near London Bridge (1834) This head comes from a statue of Hadrian that probably stood in Roman London (Londinium) in a public space such as a forum. It would have been one and a quarter times life-size. The statue may have been put up… Continue reading Bronze head from a statue of Hadrian, British Museum