Roman London: AD 50-410

Discover what life was like in Londinium and see everyday Roman objects from homeware to precious jewellery.

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The Romans built the city where London now stands, bridging the Thames and constructing the roads that connected Londinium with the rest of the country. From around AD 50 to 410 – a period as long as that which separates Queen Elizabeth I from our present Queen – this was the largest city in Britannia, a vital port through which goods were imported from all over the world.

Don't miss:

  • A Roman eagle statue - one of the finest examples of Roman sculpture ever found in Britain
  • A Roman leather bikini
  • Marble sculptures from the Temple of Mithras, among the finest works of art ever found in Roman Britain
  • A rare limestone sarcophagus which contained the remains of a 4th century woman who came to London from the south west of the Roman Empire

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