SPQL: A Glimpse of Life at the Edge of the Roman Empire

The second of two blog posts by University of Leeds PhD student Luke Daly-Groves.  Echoes of the Roman past can be found all over Liverpool. In St. George’s Hall, the grand gates which secure the great hall boast the acronym ‘S.P.Q.L.’. This imitates the ‘famous Roman catchphrase, Senatus Populus Que Romanus, ‘The Senate and People of Rome’’(1). But here, …more

Building Britannia: Behind the scenes at the Museum of Liverpool’s new Roman display

This week we have a guest blog by University of Leeds PhD student Luke Daly-Groves who has been putting together a display of Roman finds at the Museum of Liverpool: For five weeks I have been working with a fantastic team of archaeologists at the Museum of Liverpool (MOL). Taking a deceptively broad departure from …more

George’s Story

George Fowles is a young metal detectorist who has been recording with the scheme since 2015. George and his brother Harry have recorded over 32 finds so far and record both at their local metal detecting club and at various museum finds days. As part of the Festival of Archaeology we wanted to find out …more