Outside the Town, Paperback / softback Book

Outside the Town Paperback / softback

Part of the CAT Occasional Paper series


Outside the Town describes discoveries made between 2006 and 2009 during excavations immediately south-east of Canterbury's Roman town wall.

Situated within sight of Watling Street and the main entrance into the town from the Roman port at Dover, the investigations revealed a late Roman shrine along with finds indicative of ritual offerings and associated feasting.

Apparently in use over a twenty year period from c AD 340, the shrine was positioned over a late Iron Age inhumation burial which may have originally been marked by a mound, and is one amongst a group of such late Iron Age and early Roman funerary monuments which exist in the vicinity.

Four late third-century burials preceded the construction of the shrine, and represent part of an intriguing funerary and religious landscape now emerging.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 158 pages, fully colour illustrated
  • Publisher: Canterbury Archaeological Trust Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781870545297



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