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Wall paintingsWall paintings in Roman houses at Pompei, Italy. © Marion Green 2006.


Pilae tilesThese pilae tiles supported the upper floor of a Roman central heating system (hypocaust). They were found beneath the Longmarket. © Canterbury Archaeological Trust 2006.


Roman hypocaustHow Roman under floor heating worked. A hypocaust provided heat for bath houses, floors and walls. © Canterbury Archaeological Trust 2006.


Roman hypocaustAt Hadrian’s Wall, local stone was used to make the supporting columns in a Roman hypocaust. © Marion Green 2006.


Pottery and building materialsPottery and building materials were fired in kilns outside the Roman town. © Canterbury Archaeological Trust 2006.


Bone pinsThere was a bone pin making workshop in the town centre. Pins were useful for keeping hair in place and securing clothing. © Canterbury Archaeological Trust 2006.


Grinding grainFinding large chunks of quern stones for grinding grain suggests there were several bakeries in the Roman town. © Canterbury Archaeological Trust 2006.


Goods were imported from throughout the Roman EmpireThe many thousands of objects discovered on excavations show us that goods were imported from throughout the Roman Empire. Illustration by Sue Barnett © Canterbury Archaeological Trust 2006.


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