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We manage a unique museum about the #Romans in Scotland focusing on the fort at Trimontium. We run lots of activities & talks #Melrose #ScottishBorders

Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined August 2017
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2 hours ago
The Eastern #Roman Empire bid goodbye to the Emperor Marcian, who died on 26th/27th January AD457 - he was 65. He may have died from gangrene & was buried in the Church of the Holy Apostles in #Constantinople . His reign lasted for 7 years & was seen as positive for the Empire.
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On 27th January the #Romans marked the anniversary of the Temple of Castor and Pollux and in the Imperial Period there were also the Ludi Castores ("Games of the Castors") held in Ostia. The Twins, Castor and Pollux were known as Gemini (meaning twins) in Latin.
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11 hours ago
The #Roman Empire said farewell to their Emperor, Nerva on 27th January AD98. He was 67 and had reigned for 15 months. Nerva had suffered a stroke on 1st January AD98, which was followed by a fever that eventually led to his death. He was succeeded by his adoptive son, Trajan
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'Exquisite' wooden figurine dating to early Roman Britain found in a ditch in England | Live Sci - #GoogleAlerts
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Harry's at #Rutupiae for his last #RomanFortThursday in Britain for a while! It had a large army supply base and civilian settlement, amphitheatre (ft. red & blue paint!) & remains of a triumphal arch (amongst other features!). Nice!
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The Querquetulanae in ancient #Roman beliefs were nymphs of the oak grove (querquetum) connected with the greening of the grove. Their sacred place was located in the Porta Querquetulana, a gate in the Servian Wall, where it was thought there had once been an oak wood.
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From the House of the Tragic Poet in Pompeii, the famous #Roman fresco Iphigenia in Aulis. Iphigeneia is being carried to the sacrifice while the seer Calchas observes and Agamemnon covers his head in grief. Artemis appears with a hind to take the place of Iphigenia.
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A pair of 'dragonesque' brooches from Faversham, Kent, 1st C AD. @britishmuseum Functional fasteners & decorative pieces, they first appear soon after the #Roman conquest in 43AD. Like other #fibulae , they could be worn as a pair, one on each shoulder, joined by a chain or cord.
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The Tombstone of Salamanes was probably removed from a #Roman cemetery at Auchendavy in #Scotland & reused in the construction of a later building. The inscription tells us Salamanes was 15 when he died - his name is middle eastern in origin. Now in the Hunterian Museum
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A Roman silver bowl fragment in the @NtlMuseumsScotcollection that may have been made in Alexandria. It was found at Traprain Law by Alexander Ormiston Curle, brother of James Curle who excavated #Trimontium . Read more about the Traprain Law Treasure here
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