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Textile imprintTextile imprint on the edge of a Roman tile. This is rare evidence for Roman cloth. How do you think the print got there? Found at the Whitefriars excavations, Canterbury, Kent (THE BIG DIG). © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Roman samian dishSherd of a Roman samian dish with graffiti. Who do you think VIATAVS might have been? Found at the Whitefriars excavations, Canterbury, Kent (THE BIG DIG). © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Roman dieRoman die made from animal bone. What games did the Romans play? Found at the Whitefriars excavations, Canterbury, Kent (THE BIG DIG). © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Roman pie dishesTwo Roman pie dishes fresh up from the dig. Found at the Whitefriars excavations, Canterbury, Kent (THE BIG DIG). © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Roman coin hoardRoman coin hoard. The dates of the coins span the entire Roman period, from 1st century to 5th century AD. They were probably from a recycling dump. Found at the Whitefriars excavations, Canterbury, Kent (THE BIG DIG). © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Roman glass phialRoman glass phial. What do you think it contained? Found at the Whitefriars excavations, Canterbury, Kent (THE BIG DIG). © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Roman needleRoman needle made of copper alloy. Found at the Whitefriars excavations, Canterbury, Kent (THE BIG DIG). © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Roman cosmetic or medical implementRoman cosmetic or medical implement made of copper alloy. It probably had several uses including cleaning ears and mixing ointments and powders. Found at the Whitefriars excavations, Canterbury, Kent (THE BIG DIG). © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


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