Our undergraduates have been writing blogs for Professor Ray Laurence’s unit: The City of Rome. They can choose any topic to research and develop. Zoe Sims provides us with a guide to one of the most exciting but least visited sites and museums in Rome. The guide will ensure you actually get to the site and arrive in a position of knowledge to impress your friends and family. It is often called the world’s first shopping centre! Read the blog post on Trajan’s Markets
Reading the blog – we learn about the building of this large concrete structure that has survived right into the 21st century. On the way through this blog, you will also discover how the builders put in “levelling courses” that can still be seen. The site also contains the fascinating Museum of the Imperial Forums. There is a fantastic display of all the types of Roman amphorae, as well as regular special exhibitions. This is also the site of Professor Ray Laurence’s studies of Roman paving materials and the provenancing of where they came from, you can read the publication in Archaeometry.