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Monday, 25 April 2016

This festival wasn't built in a day

The armies of ancient Rome march on York again this summer as part of a festival of military parades, siege weapon demonstrations, guided walks and expert speakers.

The Eboracum Roman Festival, from 1-5 June, will be based in the York Museum Gardens where there will be fighting displays and children’s army drills from members of six legions, a camp showing domestic Roman life and stalls selling themed goods.

More than 50 of the Romans will march through the streets of York on the Saturday and Sunday mornings.

A series of guided walks and talks by leading experts will take place at various venues around the city, including leading Egyptologist Jo Fletcher on discovering Ancient Egypt in Roman Yorkshire.

The museum, home some of Britain’s most treasured Roman artefacts, will be running various activities and workshops, including two events with bestselling children’s author Caroline Lawrence. Explore York Libraries and Archives are also hosting a number of talks by experts.

One of the festival sponsors, AOC Archaeology, will create a 3D scan of the Roman Multangular Tower in the Museum Gardens during the festival. Visitors to the tent can take part of in a range of activities with professional archaeologists using the latest technologies.
 
Further information: www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk

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