Archaeology: The mystery cult was discovered within the ancient Vindolanda fort (Image: GETTY)
The Roman conquest of Britain began almost 2,000 years ago under the leadership of Emperor Claudius. Soldiers from present-day Italy, Spain and France travelled from the continent and piled onto the island. They brought with them a whole range of foreign foodstuffs, culture, music, religion, as well as art.
Much of this has since left the UK.
Some historical residue of the Romans does remain, mostly in the form of ancient forts and structures.
Perhaps the best-known relic from the Empire's time in Britain is Hadrian's Wall.
A mammoth 73 miles long, it spans from the banks of the River Tyne near the North Sea, to the Solway Firth near the Irish Sea.