Tag Archive: Roman

Medieval treasures unearthed in south Derbyshire field

medieval gold ring

A medieval gold ring, along with a silver pendant, found in a South Derbyshire field could go on show to the public. The finds by metal detectorist Philip Jackson could be staying in the county after the Derby Museum and Art Gallery expressed an interest in them. A treasure inquest at Derby and South Derbyshire…

Colchester dig uncovers ‘spearmen’ skeletons

The teeth of the tribal warriors will be tested to find out how old they are The bones of two Anglo-Saxon soldiers have been discovered beneath former Army barracks in Colchester. They may have lived and fought in the 5th or 6th Century AD, Colchester Archaeological Trust said. The bodies had shields on their chests,…

Two-day history fair returns to Carlisle

A two-day fair showcasing Roman, Viking and Victorian life will take place in Carlisle this weekend. The international historical market starts on Friday and is expected to attract around 500 visitors to the city. More than 50 stalls and traders in period dress from across the UK and Europe are heading to the fair, which…