Friday, 22 August 2014

Event: Romans in Ravenglass at Muncaster Living History Week

Romans in Ravenglass

Muncaster Living History Week – on 24th and 25th August      

On a sunny bank holiday in May 2014 the Romans in Ravenglass project team went along to the Muncaster Festival to talk to festival goers about the project, and to show off some of the artefacts that had been found during Season 1’s excavations in 2013. It was the first time the artefacts had been on public display.

The table of artefacts on display

Information displays and replicas for handling will be available at the Muncaster Living History Festival, which is organised by the Heritage Lottery Fund Romans in Ravenglass project partner, the Muncaster Estate

Artefacts included fragments of a Roman mortaria – a bowl used for grinding food - that had been made by Romans on the Warwickshire/Leicestershire border, and a jet bead. All of the artefacts give us an insight into the Roman vicus, or civilian settlement, that once thrived in the area.

Don’t worry if you missed them in May! You will get another chance to see them this coming bank holiday weekend at the Muncaster Living History Week at Muncaster Castle and Gardens. The project team, which includes volunteers working on the project, will be at the Festival on 24 and 25 August. We’ll be there with the artefacts as well as displays about Roman Ravenglass and activities for children.

Be sure to pop by and say hello!

Lisa Keys, Minerva Heritage Ltd

Romans in Ravenglass Outreach Coordinator

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