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While the original Romans came from Rome, by the time the Roman Army invaded Britain it was made up of soldiers from across the Roman Empire. The empire stretched across Europe to the Middle East and Africa. There is evidence that the Emperor Claudius brought elephants to Britain with his troops. There is also evidence of African pottery being used in what is now Scotland.
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7 November 2008

Classroom Ideas

Pupils could discuss how we know about past events and the importance of evidence in solving puzzles about the past. How is the evidence found? Pupils may discuss who it is that solves puzzles about the past. On a map, show pupils where Italy (Rome) is and how far the Romans travelled to create their Empire. How long do they think it took to travel to Scotland?