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Photo gallery: Ground-breaking exhibition of Roman treasures opens at Norwich Castle today

09:37 01 February 2014

People study the exhibits as Roman Empire: Power and People exhibition officially opens at Norwich Castle. Picture: Denise Bradley

People study the exhibits as Roman Empire: Power and People exhibition officially opens at Norwich Castle. Picture: Denise Bradley

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Members of the public will today have their first chance to see a ground-breaking exhibition of treasures from the Roman Empire that is expected to give Norwich an economic and cultural boost.

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Special guests came face-to-face with more than 160 stunning Roman artefacts at a preview at Norwich Castle last night, viewing the largest UK exhibition of Roman artefacts on loan from the British Museum.

Roman Empire: Power & People at Norwich Castle explores the story of one of the most powerful empires the world has ever seen.

Highlights of the exhibition include a sculpture from the villas of the Emperors Tiberius and Hadrian, coins from the famous Hoxne treasure, beautiful jewellery and near-perfectly preserved children’s clothing from Roman Egypt.

Alongside the exhibition, visitors can see examples of Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service’s own Roman collections, including a rare collection of late Roman glass and pewter vessels.

The exhibition will run until April 27. For more information, visit www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk or phone 01603 493625 or 495897.

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