A rich woman having her hair arranged, artist's reconstruction
If you lived in Londinium, who would you be?
Out of you and 9 friends, five of you would have died before you became an
adult. Only one would have lived past the age of 45.
You would have been about 6cm shorter than people today. You might have
been a rich merchant, a shopkeeper, a craftsperson or a slave.
You would probably have been born in Britain rather than moving here from
abroad. But you may have lived in a Roman style house, spoken Latin and
copied Roman hairstyles and clothes. You might have enjoyed trips to the
public baths or to see games at the amphitheatre and you might have had a
pet dog or cat.
What is a bathhouse?
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