Plans for displaying Leicester’s Roman past….

Now Leicester is to show off its Roman past. And why not? If you’ve got it, flaunt it! “….The cost of converting Leicester’s Jewry Wall museum into a new tourist attraction telling the story of Roman Leicester has risen to more than £11 million…. “….The museum closed in 2017 to allow the city council to… Continue reading Plans for displaying Leicester’s Roman past….

Ancient Ratae, City on the Soar

In the second century BC, in a Britain still filled with wild boar, beaver, lynx, bears and wolves, a group of people settled  near to the River Soar. The descendants of Bronze Age peoples and Neolithic farmers, they built a series of huts on the east bank of the river, their settlement extending across some… Continue reading Ancient Ratae, City on the Soar