The largest Roman arcade is to go on show to the public

The largest Roman arcade is to go on show to the public


Posted 12th Feb 2016 by Peter Byrne


The largest Roman arcade in Britain is to go on show to the public

The remains of the arcade, opposite Colchester Museum, is made up of 28 arches and was found in 1954 - however it's only been fully exposed in recent years.

The arcade is the front of a temple which had been dedicated to Emperor Claudius in approximately AD50.

Director of Colchester Archaeological Trust, Philip Crummy, said it was a "major archaeological monument" with the remains of three arches set to go on display in Castle House from the summer.

The Colchester Archaeological Trust had been digging under Castle House housing development, where the remains of the arcade has been found.

The Roman arcade was the largest in Britain, according to director of Colchester Archaeological Trust, Philip Crummy, who called the find ""major archaeological monument".

Crummy said: "The new centre, with its display of Roman remains and animated reconstructions, will be a brilliant addition to the visible remains of one of the most important historic towns in Britain".

Image courtesy of Flying Trade Group





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