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Let the Gladiator Games Begin!

Gladiators battle it out on Friday evening, August 25 in the Museum of London’s Guildhall Yard, the site of London’s only Roman amphitheatre.

This blood curdling (but not blood spilling) hour long reconstruction of the gladiator-style games once held in ancient Londinium will take place before an emperor, and the crowd will decide which warrior will get to walk free based on their performance. 55 more words


London A to Z Runs : R

R is for Respiratory Distress, although I toyed with the idea of Roman London or Red Lion pubs.  The theme comes from a post on… 340 more words

Public Houses

Decoding Roman handwriting: interview with Roger Tomlin

I thought that followers of this blog might be interested in reading an article that appeared in the New Yorker a couple of days ago, featuring an interview with Oxford epigraphist Dr Roger Tomlin. 27 more words

The World Of Writing

The Roman wooden tablets from the Bloomberg site in London

“Between 2010 and 2014, archeologists digging in London’s financial district, on the site of a new British headquarters for Bloomberg, made an astonishing discovery—a collection of more than four hundred wooden tablets, preserved in the muck of an underground river. 605 more words


Looking for Londinium - Roman London

Finding the Roman footprints in a global metropolis that began as a Roman town can be a challenge. As in Paris, (Looking for Lutetia… 292 more words


London's Roman amphitheatre

OK. This Roman ruin has very little left of it compared to the smaller-than-Colosseum structures in Arles, France or Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Those at least are complete; this one would require almost complete reconstruction and the removal of the entire Guildhall complex. 611 more words

London Travel

Time here becomes space

Time here truly becomes space…..Leadenhall Market is timeless; one of the oldest markets in London and one of my most favourite places to visit. The market dates from the 14th century and stands on what was the centre of Roman London. 46 more words