Roman & Dark Age Manchester, Showcase Seminar Talk
|Starts:||11:00 22 Mar 2014|
|Ends:||12:00 22 Mar 2014|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, General public, Post 16|
This illustrated talk about the Roman origins of the pre-industrial settlement of Manchester explores the fascinating history and archaeology of the city. The story of the Roman fort with its changing garrisons and soldiers recruited from different parts of the Empire will be told, drawing on the rich evidence revealed by excavations. The site of the Roman fort of Manchester, though badly disturbed by development during the Industrial Revolution, was excavated by the Edwardians. More recently the civilian settlement was excavated by the late Prof Barri Jones of the University of Manchester. Later the focus of the settlement shifted away from the fort site. The speaker, Andrew Fear, from the University of Manchester’s Classics and Ancient History Department will explore the little-known story of Manchester after the Romans left Britain. As part of the Manchester Histories Festival.
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