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Spectacular objects from Canterbury’s Roman past

The star attraction of Canterbury Roman Museum is the preserved remains of a Roman townhouse, with in-situ mosaics and under-floor heating. These remains were exposed during the Second World War after a devastating bombing raid in 1942. Rather than reburying, the townhouse was preserved by carefully building over the top of it, and it is this building which today serves as the Canterbury Roman Museum. It also has some pretty cool Roman columns as part of the museum frontage.

The museum holds some of the most spectacular finds from Canterbury’s Roman past, and also from the wider Kent area. Chief among these is the bronze Roman military helmet found in 2012, in a village just outside Canterbury.

Enjoy this selection of the exquisite Roman glass, pottery, metalware and other objects from the Canterbury Roman Museum. Click to make big.

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