Lanpro Archaeology + Heritage are very proud to be supporting this year’s York Roman Festival in partnership with York Museums Trust.
The festival is a celebration of York’s Roman history, with a range of fun-filled activities including Roman military parades, siege weapon demonstrations and a living history camp, combined with fascinating new archaeological investigations. Last year the festival attracted over 28,000 people and this year it’s looking to be even more popular.
The festival will run from the 1st-4th June, with a series of talks and tours leading up to the main weekend of free events in York Museum Gardens and Kings Manor over the weekend of the 3rd and 4th June.
One of this year’s highlights sees Mitch Pollington, Principal Archaeologist at Lanpro, together with Time Team’s Stewart Ainsworth, Tim Sutherland of TV’s Medieval Dead and John Oxley, City of York Council’s archaeologist hunting for the remains of York’s lost Roman amphitheatre using the latest geophysical surveying technology. Everyone is welcome to come along, chat to the experts and have a go themselves!
Mitch Pollington said “After the huge success of last year’s event, it’s great to see the Roman’s returning to York and helping engage so many people in the fascinating history of the city! It will be an incredible discovery if evidence of the amphitheatre is identified, and I’m looking forward to being joined by both York residents and visitors to the city to help with the search.”
More details can be found at https://www.yorkmuseumstrust.org.uk/eboracum-roman-festival/ and you can download the guide to the festival here.
You can also contact Lanpro’s Mitch Pollington at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, or have any archaeological issues we may be able to help you with.