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Tombstone of  Aurelius Lucius, from Deva (Chester)  Dis Manibus Aureli Luci equitis heres faciendum curavit. This means: "To the spirits of the departed and (the spirit) of Aurelius Lucius, cavalryman. His heir had this made."  The Romans usually recruited their cavalry from the less civilised parts of the Empire. Aurelius' appearance, with large moustache and stiff spiky hair, suggests that he came from a barbarian background.

Tombstone of Aurelius Lucius, from Deva (Chester) Dis Manibus Aureli Luci equitis heres faciendum curavit. This means: "To the spirits of the departed and (the spirit) of Aurelius Lucius, cavalryman. His heir had this made." The Romans usually recruited their cavalry from the less civilised parts of the Empire. Aurelius' appearance, with large moustache and stiff spiky hair, suggests that he came from a barbarian background.

Chesters Roman Fort Collection  www.english-heritage.org.uk Statue of Juno Regina standing on a heifer

Chesters Roman Fort Collection www.english-heritage.org.uk Statue of Juno Regina standing on a heifer

A fragment of Roman glass found at the Vindolanda settlement. Good article about Vindolanda.

Hadrian's Wall: a comeback by the Romans in the North

A fragment of Roman glass found at the Vindolanda settlement. Good article about Vindolanda.

ROMAN settlement in Britain began around 43 AD - Remnants of Roman Britain: Verulamium Roman Amphitheatre

Remnants of Roman Britain: in pictures

ROMAN settlement in Britain began around 43 AD - Remnants of Roman Britain: Verulamium Roman Amphitheatre

‘Celtic’ is broadly defined by language, and by the art, artIfacts and human remains of Iron Age peoples. ‘Celtic Scotland’ saw the native population of the Later Bronze Age adopt new technologies and aspects of culture from the peoples that they traded with. The Iron Age in Scotland began c 700 BC and continued to around AD 500.

‘Celtic’ is broadly defined by language, and by the art, artIfacts and human remains of Iron Age peoples. ‘Celtic Scotland’ saw the native population of the Later Bronze Age adopt new technologies and aspects of culture from the peoples that they traded with. The Iron Age in Scotland began c 700 BC and continued to around AD 500.

Roman Amphitheatre at Caerleon, Wales- this place is amazing, I want to go back.

Roman Amphitheatre at Caerleon, Wales- this place is amazing, I want to go back.

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