In pictures: Romans and their dead
An exhibition exploring how Romans treated their dead is to open in London. Take a closer look at some of the artefacts on display…
A new exhibition in London is to explore what the Romans of Londinium believed about the afterlife and how they treated their dead.
Opening at the Museum of London Docklands in May 2018, the exhibition will include grave goods from across the Roman Empire. The centrepiece of the exhibition is a rare Roman sarcophagus, excavated from Harper Road in Southwark over several months in 2017.
Founded by the Romans after the forces of Emperor Claudius invaded Britain in AD 43, Londinium was Britannia’s most important city and attracted international trade and a cosmopolitan population. Exhibition displays will look at funerary rituals and beliefs and different types of burial practices in London 2,000 years ago.