Colchester Museum

We looked in on the Colchester Museum which is in the keep of the Castle and has a very strong, particularly Roman collection, owing to Colchester’s importance as Camulodunum.

We admired the Colchester Vase, which initially I thought looked fake as it’s so amazingly well preserved, discovered in a Roman grave in 1848, the figures so playful, like cartoons and in such high relief:-

The Gosbecks Mercury, found by a farmer while ploughing in 1945:-

And a child’s lead coffin, beautifully patterned and sadly squashed:-

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