Ribchester Helmet
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Roman helmet returns to Ribchester

A Roman helmet is to go on display in Lancashire, more than 200 years after it was unearthed in the county.

The Ribchester Helmet was discovered in the Ribble Valley in 1796 and has been on display at the British Museum in London since 1814.

Ribchester was the site of a Roman fort called Bremetennacum, and the helmet would have been worn in cavalry sporting events.

The helmet will be on show at the Ribchester Roman Museum until November.

  • 15 Jul 2014