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Medusa- the myth and the magic

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This weeks blog was written by Rebecca Preedy, currently studying Ancient History and Classical Archaeology. Few people wouldn’t recognise the snaky hairdo and stony eyes of Medusa. She has become…

Culture Recovery Fund

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  We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in our bid for a grant as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help face…

Inspirational Brading Roman Villa

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My name is Michael Fulford and I am a Professor of Archaeology at the University of Reading and a Trustee of Oglander Roman Trust.  Some sixty or so years ago…

The Antonine Plague

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The Antonine Plague of 165 to 180 AD, also known as the Plague of Galen (after Galen, the physician who described it), was an ancient pandemic brought to the Roman Empire by troops…

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New Trustees appointed to the board

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Announcement of Appointment of new trustees of Oglander Roman Trust 29th May 2020 In February 2020, the Trustees of the Oglander Roman Trust launched a wide-ranging public search for new…

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Support for Brading Roman Villa from Bob Seely MP

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We would like to thank Bob Seely, Isle of Wight MP for his letter of support during this uncertain time. His support for Brading Villa, and that of our Patron…

Remembering Ambrosia

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One of the mosaics at Brading, is believed to represent Ambrosia who was turned into a grape vine to save her from the unwelcome attentions of King Lycurgus.  At Brading…

The Gallus Mosaic

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This weeks post discusses the origins and symbolism of the cockerel headed figure in one of our mosaic floors.  This mosaic is particularly special as its the only known one…

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Phoenix and Peacocks

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At present we are closed, but we hope to rise again like a phoenix. The image of the phoenix has inspired and sustained many over thousands of years and across…

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Why the Romans conquered Britain

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This week our blog has been written by Ben And Jasmine   It was over 2000 years ago that the Romans invaded Britain. They wanted to use the natural resources,…