Nene Valley Treasures Return to Peterborough

Some of the most precious objects related to the history of Peterborough and the Nene Valley are on show at the Peterborough Museum until January. There is also a series of talks related to the "Treasures" being made by eminent local and national specialists. Don't miss this unique opportunity to see this collection of objects which are normally housed in the British Museum or other significant institutions around the country. The Water Newton Treasure Found at Durobrivae (the fortified Roman town near the village of Water Newton), this treasure tells the story of some of the first Christian groups in Peterborough. It is one of the earliest examples of Christian silver from the Roman Empire.

Normangate Field - Geophysical Survey

Normangate Field is an area lying between the River Nene and the villages of Ailsworth and Castor. Its importance as a Roman archaeological site was identified by early antiquarians such as Edmund Artis. Since then, periodic excavations have built a picture of the area as an important industrial suburb of the walled town of Durobrivae, specialising in pottery and iron making. The first comprehensive geophysical survey of the area was carried out in early 2018. The geomagnetic survey was commissioned by the Nene Park Trust and undertaken by Durham University Archaeological Services. The results are stunning and are now available online from the Archaeological Data Service. Hale, D. and Villis

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