A little personal luxury: the bath house at Denton villa

Of all of the structures we know about in Roman Lincolnshire, the bath house at Denton villa is one of my personal favourites. The small bath house, associated with a modest villa and large enough for only a couple of people to use at once, speaks at a more personal level than the grandest country houses and large public baths evidenced at other sites. Continue reading

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Worshipping the party god – evidence of Bacchus in Lincolnshire

I posted a little while ago about a candlestick find from Branston with possible connections to the god Bacchus, and I want to follow up on that subject here by looking at the other artefacts from Roman Lincolnshire with connections to the Roman god of wine and revelry. Continue reading

Villas and vineyards? Excavations on the route of Lincoln’s eastern bypass

A new newsletter detailing the progress of excavations along the route of Lincoln’s Eastern Bypass (downloadable here) has revealed that the project is turning up some exciting new evidence of Roman activity in the Washingborough area. Some of it has the potential to turn our understanding of the hinterland of Roman Lincoln on its head. Continue reading