Friday, May 27, 2011

Faces from Roman past of the Fens - video

Discover more about the Romans and their impact on Cambridgeshire at a new exhibition in Ely Museum.

Among the artefacts on show are numerous pottery faces, which archaeologists believe could have been used as cremation urns. Kate Ayres, museum curator, said: “The faces are marvellous. “We believe they are actual faces of people who have died and they were used as cremation urns.”

Kate added: “The exhibition is wonderful – it’s on loan from Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery. “There are bronze rings, brooches, pots, door handles and lots more. “It’s fascinating and we’d urge everyone to come and have a look.”

The exhibition is running until July 6. On Thursday, June 2, there will also be Roman-themed children’s activities.

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