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Free Online Talk: Up close with The Ryedale Hoard – Thu 16 Jun 2022

Free Online Talk: Up close with The Ryedale Hoard

Date: Thursday 16 June 2022, 5:15 pm - 5:45 pm

16 June 2022, 5:15pm 

Free online Talk / Streamed live on YouTube and Facebook
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In May 2020, two metal detectorists found something amazing in a field near Ampleforth, North Yorkshire. The Ryedale Hoard contains four spectacular yet diverse objects that were buried together some 1,800 years ago.

Join our curator to get up close with these spectacular objects and to explore their fascinating story – from their use in the 2nd century and the mystery of their burial, to their discovery and display.


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EBORACUM ROMAN FESTIVAL 2022 – Sat 25 Jun 2022


Dates: Saturday 25 June 2022–Sunday 26 June 2022, All Day
Venue: York Museum Gardens

The Eboracum Roman Festival is BACK!

25 & 26 June 2022
Free Entry

York Museums Trust is excited to announce that the much loved Eboracum Roman Festival will be returning this summer!  

The Legions of Rome are set to take over the historic York Museum Gardens on 25 & 26 June, and promises to be a fun-filled event – perfect for the whole family!  

It will be a packed weekend of family fun, including a Roman Living History camp, Kids Army, crafts, family activities and much more. 

After experiencing the outdoor festivities, head inside the Yorkshire Museum, to discover some of Britain’s greatest Roman treasures – including the exciting new exhibition ‘The Ryedale Hoard: A Roman Mystery’.  

Activities in York Museum Gardens on 25 & 26 June are free 

Experience the sights and sounds of a Roman Encampment between 10am-5pm, and take part in Roman-themed family activities with Playful Anywhere between 11am-3pm. 

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Free Online Talk: Dr Owen Humphreys: Metals, making and magic: The smith in Roman Britain – Thu 21 Jul 2022

Date: Thursday 21 July 2022, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Monday 21 July, 4:30pm
Free online Talk / Streamed live on YouTube and Facebook
Dr Owen Humphreys

Metalworkers occupy a strange place in ancient societies. Their craft can be seen as both proto-scientific, the basis for industry and advancement, and as a mysterious, magical process involving fire and transformation. In Roman Britain, the craft traditions of conquesting armies, settlers and natives met each other in a complex framework of colonial power. This talk explores how metal smiths negotiated this technological, social and ritual landscape, and how their lives were shaped by the wider events around them. 

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