When we went to Verulamium, which is the town you know today as St Albans, we saw a lot of Roman mosaics, artefacts and pottery in the museum. We even got to handle some real Roman artefacts and also some replicas. I got to dress up in Roman women’s clothes, but they weren’t very comfy, they were very loose.
We also went across to see the Roman amphitheatre which is where the Romans had their amusements. There gladiators might have had to fight others and animals. There were also actors putting on plays. The popcorn was oysters – they sold the shells after eating them.
In the park, we visited the hypocaust, which is underfloor heating, where the slaves would be powering the fire so that heat was channelled through tunnels under the floor. The floor was held up by pillars and on top of the pillars was a beautiful floor art called a mosaic.
By Olivia Stran & Oliver Johnson