The newly-discovered dyke at Hyderabad is a major one. We reached the bottom of our section through it and is about 3m deep which is almost as deep as they come. First Roman burial found on the site today. More are expected soon.
Tons and tons of chalk would have been needed in Roman Colchester to make lime for mortar. There is no local chalk so where it did come from? Alison Tasker from Leicester University has been researching ancient chalk tesserae (white mosaic cubes) to see if she can find the source [read more…]
A study of the Roman and Castle Road area of Colchester town centre has been added to the website listing Colchester’s historic buildings. Roman and Castle Roads were developed on land which had been Colchester’s Botanic and Horticultural Gardens. These private gardens which had opened in 1823 were finally closed [read more…]
We had a graphic exhibition over the summer in the public library in Trinity Square. There were panels covering various topics: an update on the circus interpetation centre, the results of the a photograph and a schools competition, how the archaeological Trust goes about its everyday work, and quiz about [read more…]