One of the world’s most important Roman archaeological collections will go on display next month at Corbridge Roman Town on Hadrian’s Wall.
English Heritage has invested £575,000 to revitalise Corbridge Roman Town and museum, so the artefacts unearthed at the site can be seen in a new, permanent exhibition.
As well as the renowned Corbridge Hoard – one of the most remarkable finds in Roman history – visitors will be able to see new objects on display, many for the first time.
Exhibits range from a soldier’s belongings to jewellery, a perfume vessel and religious stonework.
The collection has been instrumental in developing understanding of Hadrian’s Wall and unravelling the story of life on the edges of the Roman Empire.
Over a period of almost 350 years, Roman Corbridge evolved from a military centre into a civilian community.
As well as visiting the new-look museum and exhibition, visitors can imagine life in Roman times as they walk through the remains of the high street, flanked by granaries, markets, workshops and temples.
Pictured: Second Century perfume vase. This copper alloy and enamel perfume vase with ornate inlaid panels comes from a cremation burial at Corbridge Roman Town, and will be on display from April 27.