Britain's Pompeii - The Roman town of Wroxeter

Britain's Pompeii - The Roman town of Wroxeter

Visitors to the ruins of Wroxeter in the heart of Shropshire are surprised to hear archaeologists compare it to Pompeii - the Roman town famously buried in the ashes of Mount Vesuvius.  But the analogy is real.  Both towns were a similar size and neither was destroyed by later development.  So each provides a fascinating window into Roman town life.

For decades Dr Roger White of the University of Birmingham has revealed the secrets of Wroxeter and the people who lived there.

Keywords: Romans, Dr Roger White, Wroxeter, Pompeii

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