Category: Hadrian’s Wall

  • Ancient Stories: Aurelia Aureliana

    Ancient Stories: Aurelia Aureliana

    It’s about time we met another woman from the furthest edges of the Roman Empire – and as we saw already with Regina, the key type of evidence we have for women in Roman Britain is their tombstones. Cheery! This time we’ve chosen one of our favourite tombstones on display at the Great North Museum […]

  • Workshop Bookings: Open!

    Workshop Bookings: Open!

    The Classics and Ancient History outreach team at Newcastle University are now taking bookings for their free Romans on the Tyne workshops for local primary schools in and around the Tyneside area! These workshops focus on introducing pupils to Roman life here at Hadrian’s Wall through object handling, creative activities, and even a little bit […]

  • Ancient Stories: Regina

    Ancient Stories: Regina

    Did you discover any useful clues on the famous tombstone in our last post? Let’s take a closer look at Regina together, and see what we can find out. Let’s start with the inscription. Regina is particularly special as her tombstone is bilingual: this means it has a message written in two different languages: Keep […]

  • Ancient Stories: Regina

    Ancient Stories: Regina

    Ancient monuments with inscriptions weren’t just for celebrating big historic events, important dates, or honouring the gods. There’s also a whole category of inscriptions that can tell us lost of details about peoples’ lives. We can find out names, ages, accomplishments – even sometimes information on what they were like as a person. And these […]

  • Fortune on the Frontier

    Fortune on the Frontier

    It wasn’t just the Olympian gods who came along when the Romans arrived in Britannia! The Romans had lots of gods and goddesses – and they were each in charge of different things. We’ve met Oceanus and Neptune already, useful gods to have on your side as you make dangerous journeys by sea and build […]