Toilet seat, stool, spoon. Do these things sound familiar to you? Maybe our connection with the Romans is stronger than we think! Perhaps things from 2000 years ago are not so different and you would easily recognise them as those we use today.
Excavations, both in the fort and outside in the extra mural settlement, have unearthed many well-preserved wooden items. These may be objects that were in daily use in Roman homes and kitchens. Objects like combs which were used for personal grooming, spoons and spatulas used in food preparation, and even toys that today’s children would love to play with.
Going live 1st November 2021:
Karen talks about food preparation, Louise remembers her holiday nights out, Rhys, Sammy, Gary and Andrew discuss playing with wooden toy swords. Margie and Dawn remember time at school and Veryan presents her thoughts on the wooden stool in the exhibition. All of the items that are in the next upload are familiar to us, but you may be surprised to see just how the Romans lived, laughed and played like we do today.
A first glimpse- watch the highlights
This short film showcases some of the memories and connections stirred by artefacts in Vindolanda’s amazing wood collection. Introducing many contributors and their passion for their chosen item.