Activities, lectures and events accompany Roman exhibition

Date Posted: 18/07/2014

Complementing the touring British Museum Roman Empire: Power & People exhibition at Leeds City Museum is an extensive schedule of activities and events for school groups.

Leeds City Museum will be home to the exhibition from 20th September to 4th January.

Roman Empire: Power & People brings together over 160 pieces from the British Museum to explore the story of one of the most powerful empires the world has ever seen.

Highlights include: sculpture from the villas of the Emperors Tiberius and Hadrian, coins from the famous Hoxne treasure, beautiful jewellery and near-perfectly preserved children’s clothing from Roman Egypt.

A series of lectures also accompanies the exhibition, on subjects such as Roman finds in Yorkshire, crime and punishment in Roman Britain, hoards of Roman coins, Roman York and new archaeological evidence courtesy of the development of University of York’s new campus.

After Leeds, school groups can visit the Roman Empire exhibition at the following venues:

•    The McManus, Dundee: 24th January – 10th May 2015
•    Segedunum Roman Fort: 30th May – 13th September 2015

For further information visit www.leeds.gov.uk/romanempire.

Pictured: Gilded copper alloy figure of Hercules from Birdoswald, Cumbria, Romano- British, late AD 100s (Photo credit: © The Trustees of The British Museum).

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