Unearthing Aquae Sulis – Life in a Roman Town
Our brand-new two-part session for 2021! This session uses primary evidence to discover more about the day-to-day life of a Roman town with special relevance to Aquae Sulis, the Roman name for Bath. Included are two different handling activities, led by your Workshop Leader, using a combination of Roman artefacts and replicas to stimulate the child’s imagination and give a flavour of Roman life.
Part one (45min) uses our Education space overlooking the Roman Great Bath where students will answer the questions: ‘What is archaeology and what does an archaeologist do? What is an artefact and what is a replica?’ There is the opportunity to get ‘hands on’ and build arches, temples and create some Roman art with ‘Marvellous Mosaics’. This will link with a handling session dedicated to Roman ‘Buildings and Technology’.
In part two (45min), go shopping Roman style using Roman coins and numerals in ‘Sulis Shopping’. Find out how the Romans used the Roman Baths through the artefacts they left behind with our Bathing handling session. To complete your Roman experience there is the opportunity to dress like a Roman in our ‘Togas and Tunics’ activity using authentic Roman-style clothing.
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