Yorkshire Museum

Yorkshire Museum

A 28 year old man, Lucius Duccius Rufinus, from Viennes in France died in Eboracum after a career as the standard bearer for the Ninth Legion. The soldier carrying the standard of the legion would have been a central target for the enemy.*

Yorkshire Museum

Yorkshire Museum

The army had its own specialist craftsmen. Tilers made floor and roof tiles stamped with the legion’s name and number. This one was fired in the legionary tilery next to the River Foss. Marked with LEG IX it was made by the Ninth Legion.*

Yorkshire Museum

Greek-inspired patterns and the spirits of the seasons decorated the floor of a large Eboracum residence. Although many other mosaics were discovered on the floors of this grand house, only this one survives.*

Even in small towns such as Catterick in North Yorkshire, influential artists and craftsmen provide the latest wall designs for their homes.*

Yorkshire Museum

Yorkshire Museum

Yorkshire Museum

* Information from sign boards next to the exhibits

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 5th 2018

6 Responses to “The Yorkshire Museum”

  1. The Yum List says:

    I love that the roof lets in natural light.

  2. Astrid says:

    Isn’t it amazing what they found and what survived after all those years.

  3. Ayush Basu says:

    a pity to be struck down for this responsibility, CP.

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