Richborough Roman Fort with the newly reconstructed gateway.
Courtesy of English Heritage
The gate has been built on the site of an actual Roman gateway, thought to date to the invasion of Britain in AD 43.
Around 400 local children have been involved in this archaeological project in Cardiff, Wales.
Vivian Paul Thomas
Since 2011, professional and amateur archaeologists in Cardiff have been unearthing prehistoric artefacts. But last summer, they began to discover something even more extraordinary.
The Colchester vase, dating to the later second century AD.
The Colchester vase contains the remains a male of about 40 years of age and not of local origin. Could he have been a gladiator?
The Vindolanda Trust
Phallic graffiti was more than just funny in Roman Britain.
Heavy rainfall and degrading peatland are putting archaeological artefacts at increased risk of decay.
Increasing rainfall and degrading peatland are threatening archaeological artefacts buried in UK land.
Roman burial shackles found on the skeleton in Great Casterton.
The Atlantic slave trade isn’t Britain’s first brush with forced labour.
Let’s worry about the future of Brexit, not its prehistory.
An ancient Theresa May?
Her stand against the European invaders really didn’t have a happy ending.
What happens next?
Destruction from The Course of Empire by Thomas Cole, 1836, via Wikimedia.
Once Britain slipped away from the Roman Empire in the early 5th century, signs of Roman life began to disappear.
© Museum of London
New research has rubbished perceptions of Roman Britain as a region inhabited solely by white Europeans.
Kelly Reilly as the Briton warrior Kerra in Britannia.
The new TV show Britannia dramatises the second Roman invasion of Britain. It captures the core elements of the story (despite inaccuracies) but recent archaeological finds offer thrilling insights into this time.
A row about whether Roman Britain was ethnically diverse has turned nasty.
Keeping your head up was tough in Roman times.
During a 1988 excavation on London Wall 39 human skulls were discovered. But they remained shrouded in mystery. Now though, forensic analysis of the skulls by bio-archaeoloist Rebecca Redfern, shows that…