Eboracum Roman Festival York, 1 5 June 2016
The armies of ancient Rome are marching on York again this summer as part of a new festival complete with military parades, siege weapon demonstrations, guided walks and expert speakers.
The Eboracum Roman Festival will be based in the York Museum Gardens where there will be fighting displays and childrens army drills from members of six Roman Legions, a Roman camp showing domestic Roman life and stalls selling themed goods.
More than 50 of the Romans will march through the streets of York on the Saturday and Sunday mornings. A series of guided walks and talks by leading experts will take place at various venues around the city, including leading Egyptologist Jo Fletcher on discovering Ancient Egypt in Roman Yorkshire.
The Yorkshire Museum, home some of Britains most treasured Roman artefacts, will be running various activities and workshops, including two events with bestselling childrens author Caroline Lawrence. Explore York Libraries and Archives are also hosting a number of talks by experts.