Friday, July 8, 2011

Roman Frontier Gallery tells tales from Cumbria's origins at Tullie House Museum

The pavements outside Tullie House’s beautiful old building, in Castle Street, once played host to Roman posties.

Just 20 years after the marauding channel-hoppers had arrived in Carlisle, in around AD 72, letters were being peacefully shuttled between correspondents in the Cumbria settlement.

The tablets they were written on serve as handy evidence of the earliest examples of handwriting, forming part of a gripping new gallery in a cavern beneath the doors they were delivered to almost 2,000 years ago.

Read the rest of this article...

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.