Category: Tombstones

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]