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Domestic Roman objectsDomestic Roman objects. All made of copper alloy. Group includes (clockwise from top) a brooch, nail cleaners, cosmetic or medical implement, tweezers, needle and spoon. Found at the Whitefriars excavations, Canterbury, Kent (THE BIG DIG). © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Cleaning copper alloy braceletsCleaning the copper alloy bracelets found on a Roman skeleton. The woman was wearing them on her upper arm. Found at the Whitefriars excavations, Canterbury, Kent (THE BIG DIG). © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


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


MetapodialsA very strange discovery! A line of cattle leg bones (metapodials) set into the ground. Any ideas? Found at Roman level on the site. Whitefriars excavations, Canterbury, Kent (THE BIG DIG). © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Mosaic panelMosaic panel from a huge Roman building. What materials do you think the tesserae were made from? Found at the Whitefriars excavations, Canterbury, Kent (THE BIG DIG). © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


Roman spoonRoman spoon made of copper alloy. The handle is missing. What do you think it was made of? What has happened to it? Found at the Whitefriars excavations, Canterbury, Kent (THE BIG DIG). © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


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


Stacks of pilae tilesStacks of pilae tiles from the under floor heating system of a Roman bathroom (the hypocaust). Find a reconstruction drawing. Found at the Whitefriars excavations, Canterbury, Kent (THE BIG DIG). © Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd.


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