Posts Tagged With: Leicester

Cool 3D model of Roman wall

Check this out! Archaeologists from ULAS have created a rotatable 3D model of a piece of Roman wall found during an excavation in Leicester.

They have used a process called photogrammetry. During the excavation, lots of photographs were taken of the wall from lots of different angles. These were loaded into a programme called AgiSoft PhotoScan which stiched them all together to create the 3D model. This is a quick and easy way to accurately record something very complex and is a very useful technique for archaeologists.

Click on the 3D button, wait for the model to load then hold down the left mouse button to rotate. Use the scroll wheel to zoom in and out.

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Jewry Wall Events

Jewry Wall have some fantastic events coming up, if you are looking for something to do why not pop along.

In September they have

  • 13th September – Heritage Open Day (free)
  • 21st September – Food and Cooking in Pre-history (free)
  • 28th September – The Vikings and the Battle of Stamford Bridge (adults £2, children free)

There is many more taking place in October, November and December.

To find out what the Friends of Jewry Wall have been up too, and for full details of their events read their news letter:- Jewry Wall SEPT 14

 

Details on how to get to Jewry Wall visit the website here

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Final Weekend for Festival of Archaeology

We hope you have been enjoying all the different events available in Leicestershire organised for the Festival of Archaeology, this weekend is the last for this years Festival so if you’re not joining us for the Community dig in Anstey, don’t miss out!

As part of the Festival our friends at Jewry Wall are also running an event looking at Archery.  It is running this Sunday 27th July, why not pop down to Jewry Wall Museum and find out all about Archery, from Robin Hood to the bowmen of Agincourt.

There will be themed trails and crafts, an opportunity to try your hand at the skill itself and costumed archers on hand to tell you all about it all!

Entrance is free with a small to charge to ‘have-a-go’ and crafts.

The event runs from 11.30am through until 3.30pm

As we are also part of the national Festival of Archaeology, there are free guided tours of the Bath house (12.00) and Treasures of the Museum (3.00)

Light refreshments are also available.

Something for everyone!

Enquires on 0116 2254971

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Richard III To Stay!!!

Good News for all our Richard III fans.

It has been announced today that Richard III is to stay,and will be buried at Leicester Cathedral.

For the University of Leicester News Click here

For the BBC News article Click here

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Roman Leicester

As some of you are aware, there are apps being created to help people valise what Roam Leicester used to look like.  Both De Montfort University and the University of Leicester staff shave been working on these programs.

New Stories

Website and App Links

Before you download them please get the permission from your parent/guardian.  Also you will need to have the internet on your own ipad or phone to enable you to walk around the sites.


Also April’s photos are up for you to look at 🙂

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‘The king in the car park’

‘The king in the car park’: new light on the death and burial of Richard III in the Grey Friars church, Leicester, in 1485

Richard Buckley, Mathew Morris, Jo Appleby, Turi King, Deirdre O’Sullivan and Lin Foxhall have published an article about Richard III and the Greyfrairs.    It is 19 pages long, but it is an interesting read.

For all you Richard III fans why not have a read http://www.antiquity.ac.uk/ant/087/ant0870519.htm

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