Thursday, June 21, 2012

Britain's Only Known Roman Chariot Racing Circus Get's a Visitor Centre

The Colchester Roman Circus is Getting a Visitor’s Centre

Drawing: BBC.CO.UK
The Colchester Roman Circus, the only archaeologically known Roman Circus in Britain is getting an Interpretation Centre.  The Colchester Archaeological Trust is now in possession of the site which had been slated for development. The new HQ for the Trust site is the former Army Education Centre building at the Colchester Garrison.

The site was excavated in advance of development and according to the Gazette online: “The eight starting gates of Britain’s only chariot circus were found under the gardens of the Sergeants’ Mess, off Circular Road North, in Colchester.

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