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Scratched into the surface of this Roman tile is graffiti insulting someone called Attius, calling him stupid, or possibly something altogether more vulgar. It was 3D laser scanned as part of a week-long event where Canterbury Roman Museum poet in residence, Dan Simpson, walks the Roman road from London to Canterbury. Along the way, Dan will be visiting museums and talking to experts about Roman life, tweeting thoughts and photos, and composing poetry.

“Atti Ped” – Roman tile with graffiti.
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The walk is supported by the University of Kent’s School of European Culture & Languages.

The Roman tile is on display at Dartford Borough Museum.

More about Dan here.

Canterbury Roman helmet.

An incredibly well preserved bronze helmet, dated to the mid-1st century BCE Iron-Age, was found earlier this year near Canterbury by a metal detectorist who, thankfully, reported their find to Canterbury Archaeological Trust (CAT). CAT then carried out an excavation of the find spot to ensure that everything was fully recorded. Knowing that we have a high-resolution laser scanner at The University of Kent, CAT brought the helmet to us to see what this cutting edge technology would reveal.
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