Pip had fun finding common place names and seeing their Roman counterpart, Gloucester was Glevum but London had kept its Roman heritage.
Domestic bowls and flagons.
Locks and bolts.
Pottery fragments including some Samian pottery from Gaul.
The museum grounds are also home to a full time archaeological dig which involves students from the University of Central Lancashire. We were given a tour of the site and also had the opportunity to chat with one of the professors in charge of the dig:
That little black splodge in the middle of the sieve is in fact a Roman barley grain!
All samples are placed in this "washing machine." The silt and clay soil sinks to the bottom and the finds are caught in a very fine sieve.
Samples hung out to dry.
Fragments of animal bone and a Roman nail.
We concluded our trip with a visit to the church next door:
A prayer tree, Pip and I placed a leaf for Daddy :-)
We made it to the car just before the heavens opened!
A successful day :-)