Latin Trip around Roman Exeter

The Latin set in year 7 enjoyed the opportunity to explore Roman Exeter in the sunshine this week. They visited two sections of the Roman wall, imagining how imposing it would have been at its full height of 6 meters. They then explored the Roman section of the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, designing their own mosaics, dressing up in the kinds of clothes the Romans and native Dumnonii tribe might have worn and donning protective gloves to handle some of the coins from the Seaton Down hoard. There were also a number of reconstructed artefacts to handle, including items that would have been found at the baths, such as wooden shoes to protect bare feet from the underfloor heating system. We were all rather relieved that the lavatory sponges were not original!

Dr Keane

2 February 2018
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