Roman Leicester’s inhabitants lived in a wide variety of houses. Create your own Roman house in Minecraft or Lego, or draw or paint a house. For inspiration, have a look at examples on our information sheets.
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Baking with the Romans
This online class is tailored for young apprentice pistores trying their hands at Roman baking for the very first time! Find out about bread and bakeries in ancient Rome, and then learn how to make a 2,000-year old Roman bread recipe as described by Cato the Elder.
Roman soap sculpture
Creating a stone sculpture is expensive and takes a lot of time, space and skill to produce. Learn how to create a Roman sculpture out of a bar of soap.
Weaving the past
Today, most of our clothing is knitted but in the Roman period all clothing was woven. Learn how to weave with a paper plate.
Putting your stamp on it
In the Roman period, using a stamp with your name, your initials or a special image (maybe a picture of your face) was an easy way to mark your belongings as your own. Learn how to make a stamp and paint out of root vegetables and garden plants.
Curse like a Roman!
Has someone annoyed you recently? Or stolen something? Perhaps they’ve eaten the last biscuit or broken a favourite possession. Why not get revenge the Roman way and curse them!
Keeping the town entertained!
Romans loved to be entertained, whether it was gladiatorial combat, chariot races, athletics, public speeches and spectacles or theatre. Learn how to make your own Roman theatre mask and learn how to play ancient Roman board games.
A soldier of Rome
Did you know that the earliest known person to have lived, that we know by name, was a Roman soldier? Find out more about the fascinating life of Marcus Ulpius Novantico and have a go designing and making your own Roman shield.
Mucking about with mosaics!
Some of the best examples of art in Roman Britain are the mosaics which floor villas, townhouses and public buildings. Find out more about Leicester’s Roman mosaics and have a go designing and making your own.
Dress to impress – Roman Hair Dressing
Statues of Roman women are renowned for their apparently complicated hairstyles. Learn how to arrange three different Roman hairstyles.