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ARA Newsletter Number 14 Click here for pdf
Seat of fire revealed at Colchester
Part of Gloucester's Roman city wall goes on display
Snippets: Chichester, Tivoli, Chester, Bradford-on-Avon, Chester,
ARA Newsletter Number 15: August 2003 Click here for pdf
Snippets: Brough, York, Goodmanham, Chester, Utrecht, London, Southwell, Colchester
ARA Newsletter Number 16: March 2004 Click here for pdf
Exciting Roman coin find
Snippets: Hadrian's Wall, Leicestershire, Staffordshire, Colchester, London, Pompeii, Higham Ferrers, Southwark, Llandeilo, Lincoln, Hertfordshire, Coberley
ARA Newsletter Number 17: November 2004 Click here for pdf
Changes in the Association's Publications
Members day visit to Silchester
Annual Dinner at Fishbourne
Archaeological News Round-up: Broadstairs, Vindolanda,
Lindsey Davis at Richborough
Malton Museum; two goddesses unveiled at Malton Museum
Archaeological News Round-up:Colchester, Abergavenny
ARA Newsletter Number 18: November 2005 Click here for pdf part 1 / part 2
The Roman Centurian's Song _Rudyard Kipling
Archaeological News Round-up: Colchester; Rabbits in Roman Britain; Socks with Sandals; York burials; Vindolanda sculpture.
The Jewry Wall, Leicester: Stuart Bailey
A Greek Island Villa: Bryan Matthews
The Big Roman Database: Rebecca Newman
Timber building at Vindolanda
The Roman Villa at Minori: Thomas F Morrison
Tales from an Itinerant Traveller: Hardknot Roman Fort (Mediobogdum): Don Flear
Anamur / Anemurium: David Pritchard
The Puzzle of the Amphorae: CA Noons
Traveller's Itinerary: Allen Farnworth
Archaeological News Round-up: Leicestershire hoard; Staffordshire Patera
ARA Newsletter Number 19: April 2007 Click here for pdf
The Lost Mosaics of Bramdean, Hampshire
Tales from an Itinerant Traveller: Roman Cyprus (part 1): Don Flear
The Roman Settlement at Crab Farm, Dorset: Bryn Walters
The Dodd's Brigantia Weekend Diary: Tim Dodd
An Overview of Roman Essex: Bryn Walters
Imperial Emblems found in Rome: Bryn Walters
Spectacular Roman Sites around Lake Garda, Italy: Geoff and Glenis Long
Members visit to Northern France: Geoff and Glenis Long
Rare find in Leicester: Tom Bennett
Archaeological News Round-up: Silbury Hill; Newchurch (Isle of Wight); Leicester Vine Street excavations; Lancaster bath house; Priapus statue at Vindolanda
ARA Newsletter Number 20: April 2008 Click here for pdf part 1 / part 2
Cologne to Eifel to Tongeren to Metz: Allen Farnworth
Tales from an Itinerant Traveller: Roman Cyprus (part 2): Don Greenword (formerly Flear)
Two Venue Curators retire
Archaeological News Round-up: Early Roman coin found in Cornwall; Lupercal cave possibly found on the Palatine; Herculaneum wood and ivory thorne; Chichester
excavations; House of Augustus, Rome; Aldborough, York coffin found; Lancaster Roman memorial stone found
A Second Fort is Confirmed in Cornwall: Steve Hartgroves and John R Smith
Chester's Roman Town: Peter Carrington
Archaeology in the Park: Dan Garner
Impressive Villas over the Bay of Naples: Geoff and Glenis Long
Archaeological News Round-up: Vindoland brooch; Suffolk Villa excavations; Vindolanda statue base found
Archaeological News Round-up: Chester's amphitheatre; London tableware; Ewell cult centre; London Roman door; Corbridge road ramp;
ARA Newsletter Number 21: February 2009 Click here for pdf
Third Roman Fort found in Cornwall: Dr Chris Smart
Tales from an Itinerant Traveller: Roman Cyprus (part 3: Don Greenword
Archaeological News Round up: Sagalassos, Turkey statue found
ARA Visit to the Greek and Roman Sites of Libya in 2008: J and LT Webb
Journey's End, short story: Howard Gibbs
New Figured Mosaic found near Kemble, Glos: Anthony Beeson
The Head in the River: Kevin Cooke
Archaeological News Round-up: Arles, France bust found; Sea Mills, Bristol possible fort
ARA Newsletter Number 22: September 2009 Click here for pdf
Tales from an Itinerant Traveller: Roman Cyprus (part 4): Don Greenword
ARA Information Technology and Communications
Towns in Britain AD300-700 Conference Report: Rebecca Newman
Archaeological News Round-up: Vindolanda road and granaries; Newcastle sarcophagi; Vindolanda Jupiter Dolchenus shrine;
Roman Cyprus: Salamis and other Northern Sites: Nich Hogben
Archaeological News Round-up: London millefiori bowl; Silchester Iron Age predecessor; Southwell, Notts possible Religious complex;
ARA Newsletter Number 23: March 2010 Click here for pdf
The great North Museum, Newcastle: Anne Woollett
Archaeological News Round-up: Britain's oldest Roman coin; Rome Nero's banqueting house; South Shields / Arbeia fort excavations
Romans, Police Cars and Football Fans; Incidents of Travel in Algeria: Rebecca Newman
The Missing 90% in Roman Britain; Conference on the Romano-British Countryside 2010 report: Rebecca Newman
Roman Displays at the Grosvenor Museum, Chester: Elizabeth Royles
Alderney's Shore Fort: Nicholas Hogben
Professor John Wilkes; ARA's Honorary President; an introduction: Grahame Soffe
Archaeological News Round-up: Arbeia altar; Cameo glass vase; Nova Zagora, Bulgaria tomb.
ARA Newsletter Number 24 Click here for pdf part 1 / part 2
A New Fort Discovered in Exeter: Tim Gent
How were Roman villas glazed and vented?
Spotlight on Trimontium Museum: Donald Gordon
ARA goes digital
Archaeological News Round-up: Suffolk lantern; Bury St Edmunds Priapus figure; Holbrook, Suffolk figure; Folkestone re-excavations; Frome coin hoard; Aberystwyth villa; Alton pendant.
Roman Bath-house Discovered at Bax Farm, Kent: Brian Philip
Roman Finds in Thanet, Kent: Gordon Taylor
The Tale of the Emperor's Head
Archaeological News Round-up: Herculaneum recent discoveries; Chedworth mosaic; Gloucester Roman wall; Hinton St Mary, Dorset mosaic; Caistor, Lincolnshire excavations; Papcastle, Cumbria; Woodchester Orpheus replica mosaic; Silchester recent finds
Jordon, ARA study tour: John Bithell
Archaeological News Round-up: Carlisle publication; Canterbury excavations, Musselburgh altars; York burial; Southwick villa
A Walk Along Hadrian's Wall: A personal view : David Sleep
Spotlight on Newport Villa, Isle of Wight: Nicholas Hogben
Third Year of Excavations at Brading Villa
Archaeological News Round-up: Combley Villa new display; Twekesbury Roman building
ARA Newsletter Number 25 March 2011 Click here for pdf
Romans on the Rhine: ARA Study Tour 2010: John Partridge
Archaeological News Round-up: New Caligula statue at Nemi; Roman crop marks; Pompeii / Vesuvius website; 4th century paintings at Santa Tecla; Papcastle excavations; Vindolanda finds.
Vaison La Romaine and Glanum: overlooked treasures of Roman Provence: Gareth Harney
Folkstone Roman Villa: 2010 excavations: Keith Parfitt
The Thurmaston Milestone: Stuart Bailey
Spotlight on Museum of the Iron Age, Andover: Martin Elvery
Archaeological News Round-up: Survey at Caerleon; Excavation at Caerleon; Nabatean wall paintings; Roman site beneath Kettleby; Hallaton Helmet; History of Rome Podcasts.
The Mosaics of Sousse: cultural fashion in Roman Africa: Martin Elvery
Book Review: The Frome Hoard
Roman Spain: Ines Garcia and Bernie Spiegelhalter
ARA Newsletter Number 26 September 2011 Click here for pdf
Archaeological News Round-up: Maryport excavations: Vindolanda denarii.
ARA Study Tour of Classical and Roman Libya, Nov 2009: Marigold Norbye
Archaeological News Round-up: Colchester mosaic; Caligula statue at Nemi update; Herculaneum Roman sewage; Roman Doncaster excavations.
Spotlight on Dolaucothi Mines: Gareth Harney
Hadrian's Wall Update: David Sleep
Novae and the Valetudinarium of Legio I Italica: John Bithell
Re-evaluating the identification of Roman military hospitals: Patricia Baker
Mithras in Scotland: spectacular new altars unveiled: Anthony Beeson
Archaeological News Round-up: Rome's Tunnel of Wonders; Puddletown Roman road; York's station baths refound; Musselburgh cemetery; Pantheon's lighting.
Latin Epigraphy: how to read and understand Roman inscriptions, Part 1: Marigold Norbye
Archaeological News Round-up: New settlement near Exeter; Roman Sheffield; Caerleon excavations.
South Warwickshire Roman Hoard: Martin Elvery
Archaeological News Round-up: Venta Icenorum acquired for nation; Zejtun, Malta villa restoration.
Recent ARA Grants
ARA Newsletter Number 27 March 2012 Click here for pdf
Campaign to preserve Southwell Roman site: Bryn Walters
ARA Study Tour of Jordan, 2011: Marigold Norbye
RESCUE, the British Archaeological Trust; still campaigning after 40 years: Jude Plouviez
Archaeological News Round-up: Roman Swiss-army knife; Arbeia Amphora; Lower Borrowbridge, Cumbria excavations; Corinium cemetery; Cirencester cockerel.
Land of Eagles; Journeys in Roman Albania: Gareth Harney
Romans in Commagene: Rebecca Newman
Excavation at Charles Street, Dorchester: John Bithell
Spotlight on Lunt Roman Fort: Martin Elvery
From Julius Caesar to Claudius; the late Iron Age / Roman transition, Report on a conference at the university of Leicester 2011 Nov 5th: Stuart Bailey
The Imagery of the Hallerton helmet; decoration depicting Roman victory revealed by restoration: Anthony Beeson
Archaeological News Round-up: London mithraeum; Spanish mosaic damaged; Camelon, Falkirk Roman sandals; Londinium token;
Latin Epigraphy: how to read and understand Roman inscriptions, Part 2: Marigold Norbye
The Lost City of the Legion; preliminary excavations in Caerleon’s monumental suburb hint at great future discoveries: Anthony Beeson
Ramblings of an Ancient Volunteer Archaeologist, digging through his memories: Michael C Looker
Archaeological News Round-up: Southwark Roman bath
ARA Newsletter Number 28 September 2012 Click here for pdf
A Visit to the Novium, Chichester
s New Museum: Grahame Soffe
The Jupiter Stone: a Romano-British sculptural treasure goes on display at the Novium: Anthony Beeson
ARA Study Tour of Sicily: John Partridge
Halstock Roman Villa, Dorset; a lost floor of opus sectile: Bryn Walters
A Tale of Three Emperors; images of Roman defeat in Sasanian Iran: Ian Heritage
Archaeological News Round-up: Lupa Capitolina Etruscan?; Tyne and Wear Hadrian's Wall community project; Birthplace of Augustus in Rome found; Rediscovery of statue of Mark Antony and Cleopatra's twins.
Jublains; a provincial Gallo-Roman civitas: Marigold Norbye
Archaeological News Round-up: Beau Street hoard; Walton, Peterborough new villa; Arch of Titus paint traces.
Three treasures of Ancient Britain and Sweet Fanny Adams: Anthony Beeson
Archaeological News Round-up: Maryport altar excavations
Recent ARA Grants
Reading University Excavations at Silchester. Calleva Atrebatum. Photo J. Partridge.