Monday, August 15, 2011

The Corinium Museum - Cirencester, Cotswold

While we were in Cirencester we visited the Corinium Museum. It is all about Roman times long ago in Cirencester, and is based mostly upon all the mosaics found in the area, a few of which I have pictures of below. It was a very educational experience, and the kids had a lot of fun, too. Like all museums, though, by the end, you're ready to get out and get back to the present. The most fun part is when the museum hosted a craft time for the kids to make Roman helmets, which they wore the rest of the day.
Jocelyn is really infatuated with horses right now, so she was fascinated with this roman cavalry.

Joci loves, loves, loves doing these 'put your face in the hole and take a picture' things, so we of course, obliged.

This was really interesting to me. The ancient Romans actually made under floor heating! So ingenious so long ago!
Beautiful Roman murals still intact. If you look closely you can still see the ethereal images looking back out at you.

Roman God, Mercury.

1 comment:

Donna Fischer said...

So interesting. Kind of creepy when you actually do see the faces looking back. LOVED your faces in cute!!!!!!!