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Outside the Town: Roman industry, burial and religion at Augustine House, Rhodaus Town, CanterburyNo 10. Outside the Town: Roman industry, burial and religion at Augustine House, Rhodaus Town, Canterbury
Richard Helm (2014)

Outside the Town describes discoveries made between 2006 and 2009 during excavations immediately south-east of Canterbury’s Roman town wall. Situated within sight of Watling Street and the main entrance into the town from the Roman port at Dover, the investigations revealed a late Roman shrine along with finds indicative of ritual offerings and associated feasting. Apparently in use over a twenty year period from c AD 340, the shrine was positioned over a late Iron Age inhumation burial which may have originally been marked by a mound, and is one amongst a group of such late Iron Age and early Roman funerary monuments which exist in the vicinity. Four late third-century burials preceded the construction of the shrine, and represent part of an intriguing funerary and religious landscape now emerging.

Softback
A4. 158 pages, 51 figures, 34 plates, colour throughout
ISBN 9781870545297
Price GB £20.00 (FCAT less 20%)

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