Cockerel-headed mosaic?

The Isle of Wight was subjegated by the general, and eventual emperor, Vespasian in AD 44. In the successive centuries a number of villas emerged, perhaps the most well known being Brading Roman Villa. Though started in the 1st century AD further buildings were added and by the 4th century the villa was well established …

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School visit.

For the last 9 years (with one exception due to Covid) I have visited a school in Brighton to help with their topic on the Romans. The Year 3s (8 year olds) are the group I work with and initially it’s an overview of what a Roman soldier would wear and hold with an hour …

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Isis in Pompeii.

The below image is a bit of a curious one. Halloween fancy dress or lycanthrope in casual attire? The answer is less fun but much more revealing, it’s a priest of official wearing a mask of Anubis. This jackal-headed deity belonged to the Egyptian pantheon, but this fresco was found far from the shores of …

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