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Festive opening Roman Week 2016

Saturday 30 April 2016
Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
Rapenburg 28
2311 EW Leiden

The Romans are back in the Low Countries! On Saturday, the 30th of April, will see the festive opening of the third edition of the Roman Week (30 April until 8 May 2016), in the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden. A day full of activities for young and old.

The re-enactors of Legio X Gemina will pitch their camp in the main hall of the museum and will answer questions on Roman military life. Lady Aurelia will explain her daily routines as a Roman noble, while a Roman stylist will share the very latest in ancient fashion. And for those who prefer a moment outdoors, a replica of a real Roman coach will make trips through the streets of the city.

Leiden University will be present as well: our colleagues Frits Naerebout, Kim Beerden and Marten Jesse Pot will give lectures (in Dutch) on Roman antiquity.

Visitors can furthermore expect a Roman market, music, a ‘water god workshop’ for kids, games and much more. 

More information (in Dutch)

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