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Colchester Archaeology Talks: Hadrian’s Wall
Thu, April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Why did the Roman emperor Hadrian have a wall built up north? Romanist Richard Bale explains all in his fascinating illustrated talk.
This talk explores how Hadrian’s Wall was constructed, who by and how it operated. After explaining each of the key defensive features (not just the curtain wall), examples are taken from various sites to show the key features of the forts along the Wall. Evidence is alsoused to illustrate life “On the Wall”.
Colchester Archaeology Talks
Raising funds to support the Roman Circus Visitor Centre, Richard Bale explores different Roman topics using archaeological and historical evidence. Each talk seeks to reveal the hows and whys of a subject so that we can understand the lives and times of famous (and often infamous) Roman characters, and also explore the similarities and differences of modern life with our Roman ancestors.
Please note : This series of talks describe and discuss Roman Life from an archaeological and historical perspective. Due to the nature of the period some aspects of this topic may cause offence to a modern audience. The intention of the presenter is to be informative and to represent the Roman period as accurately as possible, both for its good elements and bad. Richard Bale, Romanist.