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Exploring Eboracum!

As part of our Romans topic, all of Key Stage 2 enjoyed a spectacular enrichment day, trekking around the remains of the Roman fortress of York – or as they called it, Eboracum – to find out all about the Roman history in our beautiful city.

We explored the streets of Eboracum, finding the ruins of real Ancient Roman walls that made the fortress. We saw the remains of one of the corner towers at Monkgate Bar, walked along the city walls that were built over the original Roman foundations and found the Multiangular Tower in the Museum Gardens.

We visited the Roman Baths where we not only saw the incredible remains of the Legionary Baths and learnt about their interesting bathing habits, but we also learnt about Roman marching and marched around the square!

As well as this, we expanded our understanding of daily Roman life in Eboracum by investigating artefacts in the Yorkshire Museum and then visited the Minster Undercroft to find out how the Minster we know today was built on the remains of a great Roman Hall, where Constantine the Great was proclaimed Emperor.

It was a memorable, informative trip which brought Roman history to life, and showed us all how the Romans shaped our city!

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