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A museum in Roman Britain’s second city.

April 29, 2020 12:27 pm

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For a time there was a period where the town of Cirencester or back in Roman times Corinium was the second largest city next to Londoninum. This was before the rise of Glevum as a place for retired legionnaires to settle after service or the Spa town of Aquae Sulis, now Bath. It is said that if you dig down some six feet or so in Cirencester you will find something Roman, a point proved by a Time Team dig in 1999.

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Naturally the town has an excellent Museum that features a huge amount of the finds from the area including several large mosaics that would have made up several of the town Romano-British dwellings. There is so much on the site the an Inventory Clerk would need to make full use of the Property Inventory App from https://inventorybase.co.uk/ to record it all.

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The Museum has an expansive open Gallery to show all of the larger finds including columns and mosaics. One of the fascinating elements are the gravestones that were found. Here the curators have created a story around each one. The dead tell the tales of their lives in this incredible period of our Island history.

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