Adult Latin and Roman Culture Group Museum Visit

Thank you to Verulamium Museum for putting on a special evening session this week with their curator for Verulam’s Adult Latin group which started this term. Eight of us braved the weather to discover the secrets of the Roman town and handle some of the artefacts. We found out that not only did the Romans have underfloor heating, they also piped the hot air through hollow bricks in their walls to keep themselves warm. Verulamium has the best preserved Roman wall plasters in Britain with decorative patterns unique to Britain. Whilst the archaeological team is unable to do any digging of the site at present, they are currently building up more detailed pictures of Verlamium using archaeological geophysics – a range of techniques including magnetometry to locate buried structural remains.

The group meets on Tuesday evenings at school and is studying Roman culture and the Latin language. Anyone interested in joining should contact [email protected]

Carole Heselton

Community Links Coordinator