Romans in the North East (1)

For many centuries during the Roman occupation the area around Newcastle was the frontier between the Roman Empire and the wild lands that lay beyond. The collection of Roman artefacts at The Hancock Museum in Newcastle is drawn from local excavations and reflects the life and the variety of people who found their way to this the most northern part of the Empire.

Quern-stone for grinding corn into flour
Quern-stone for grinding corn into flour
Amphora originating in Southern Spain
Amphora originating from Southern Spain
Italian Red slip ware
Italian Red slip ware

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Altar dedicated to the godess Minerva
Altar dedicated to the goddess Minerva
Statue head from Temple at Benwell Fort
Statue head from Temple at Benwell Fort
Roman coffin found in Newcastle
Roman coffin found in Newcastle
Roman coffin found in Newcastle
Roman coffin found in Newcastle

 

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