Roman St Albans

1 days

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The ancient city of Verulamium grew from an Iron Age settlement, or oppidum, to become a prosperous Roman provincial town. After the Claudian invasion of Britain in AD43, it has been theorized that Verulamium achieved the status of ‘municipium’ - a semi-independent city state, though there is no evidence to confirm this. Destroyed
by Boudica in the 1st Century AD, the town recovered to become a significant Roman town, complete with theatre, forum and basilica. Parts of the city walls still stand and a hypocaust hints at the luxurious lifestyles enjoyed by wealthy Romano-British citizens.

Extensive archaeological investigations have taken place at Verulamium over many years - and the famous pioneering archaeologist Sir Mortimer Wheeler tested his revolutionary methods at the site in the 1930s. In addition to the visible Roman features and structures, we will enjoy a tour of the Verulamium Museum (including specially arranged access to the archives), which contains both impressive mosaics and elaborate lead coffins, as well as more intimate hints of the realities of life in the town.

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Tony O’Connor

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Tony O'Connor is a specialist in the Roman Empire, who has excavated widely across Britain, Europe and North Africa. He is particularly passionate about Roman North Africa, having excavated in Libya for many years.

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4 September 2021 AXVE210904 4 September 2021 (Saturday) Tony O’Connor £130
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