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ARCHAEOLOGY - Outpost of an Empire AD 43 - 410

The Roman Occupation saw the introduction of many alien features into local life and landscape: magnificent military roads and forts; towns; villas with mosaic floors, central heating, painted plaster walls; money; written records and laws; mass-produced pottery from great factories in Britain and abroad; luxuries and her goods from across the Empire; new religious practices, including Christianity. Whilst the Boudiccan revolt of AD 61 left the Roman capital at Colchester in flames, its brutal defeat was eventually followed by a peaceful provincial life for three centuries. With manufactured goods now available in all manner of materials, enough has survived to help us understand everyday life in some detail.