Roman objects

In this section, you will find videos which feature our curator talking about some of the Roman objects we have in our museum. Each video also has discussions questions after each short video to help you to discuss the objects in more detail with your class.

​Whetstone

Alex Croom, Keeper of Archaeology for Tyne and Wear Museums, talks about a whetstone found at Segedunum Roman Fort. There are discussion questions at the end of the film.

Watch the film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?..

Wall decoration

Alex Croom, Keeper of Archaeology for Tyne and Wear Museums talks about fragments of painted plaster found at Segedunum Roman Fort. There are discussion questions at the end of the film. 

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Throwing stone

Alex Croom, Keeper of Archaeology for Tyne and Wear Museums, talks about throwing stones, a type of Roman weapon, found at Segedunum Roman Fort. There are discussion questions at the end of the film.

Watch the film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?..

Ringmail

Alex Croom, Keeper of Archaeology for Tyne and Wear Museums talks about a ringmail armour shirt found at Segedunum Roman Fort. There are discussion questions at the end of the film.

Watch the film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Lamps

Alex Croom, Keeper of Archaeology for Tyne and Wear Museums, talks about different styles of lamps found at Segedunum Roman Fort. There are discussion questions at the end of the film.

Watch the film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Hobnails

Alex Croom, Keeper of Archaeology for Tyne and Wear Museums, talks about iron hobnails found at Segedunum Roman Fort. There are discussion questions at the end of the film.

Watch the film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Hairpins

Alex Croom, Keeper of Archaeology for Tyne and Wear Museums, talks about hairpins found at Segedunum Roman Fort and how these may have been worn. There are discussion questions at the end of the film.

Watch the film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Fortuna

Alex Croom, Keeper of Archaeology for Tyne and Wear Museums, talks about a small statue of the goddess Fortuna, found at Segedunum Roman Fort. There are discussion questions at the end of the film.

Watch the film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Dice

Alex Croom, Keeper of Archaeology for Tyne and Wear Museums, talks about gaming dice found at Segedunum Roman Fort. There are discussion questions at the end of the film.

Watch the film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Cups

Alex Croom, Keeper of Archaeology for Tyne and Wear Museums, compares two styles of Roman drinking cups. There are discussion questions at the end of the film.

Watch the film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Brooches

Alex Croom, Keeper of Archaeology for Tyne and Wear Museums, compares two different styles of brooches found at Segedunum Roman Fort. There are discussion questions at the end of the film.

Watch the film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...