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Late-1st-century AD timber fence-lines dividing Roman building plots on eastern bank of Walbrook stream. Photo courtesy of Museum of London Archaeology.

Britain Encounters Rome: Contact through Conquest and Consent

Thursday, Sep 18, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Law Building, Lower Level
1001 Bissonnet Map & Directions

Presented by Sadie Watson, PhD, Museum of London Archaeology.
"If you can’t beat them, imitate them." Did that happen with the Roman conquest of Britain? Excavations in the summer of 2013 in London yielded thousands of exciting artifacts that reveal new knowledge about Rome in Britain. How did Rome perceive the Britons, and how did the Britons feel about Rome? These ancient issues of cultural identity and assimilation are still with us today.

The MFAH partners with the Archaeological Institute of America Houston Society to present Sadie Watson, director of excavations at the site of media corporation Bloomberg's European headquarters.

This event is free! Drop in to participate.

Special thanks to Adept Word Management for transcription services.

All education programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment income from funds provided by Caroline Wiess Law; The National Endowment for the Humanities; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; the Favrot Fund; and Gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.