Monday, June 27, 2011

A bit of Roman Bling

The Tullie House Museum over in Carlisle has a major new Roman Frontier exhibition opening today, which features a very rare Roman cavalry parade helmet from the Valkhof museum in Nijmegen (top picture).

These masks as shown in the lower picture were worn under the helmet and are thought to have been used during military displays and parades and certainly does enhance the riders appearance.

Here is a link to The Tullie House Museum, but its not a good website, with virtually nothing about this new major and expensive Roman exhibition. It really needs more urgent focus on getting some decent pictures on the site, so as to simply show people what there is to see in this very large museum.

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