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CLIP 3685

Roman Canterbury

Roman Canterbury
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Key Info
  • Roman Canterbury
  • Duration: 02:06
  • Canterbury is not well known for its Roman ruins. However, this clip shows that archaeologists have found evidence of a Roman town just two metres under the ground. Canterbury is full of old buildings and when the old buildings are knocked down, archaeologists have dug in the foundations to find evidence of a Roman theatre, market place and public houses. Three large Roman mosaics have also been discovered but are too large to excavate and have been incorporated into a museum in the high street. This clip has subtitles available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    History

       Topic:

    Romans: Roman Life

  • Keywords: Roman, town, archaeological, Canterbury, buildings, dig, RomansinBritain, subtitled
Ideas for use in class
  • When learning about the Romans and the types of buildings in Roman towns.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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