Local History Mystery: The Roman curse: justice or dark arts?

This Local History Mystery has been created by our Schools Manager, Helen Sinnamon, as a learning resource and can be used by schools and home-schooling parents, or anyone with an interest in history.

The film is suitable for children studying Key Stage 2 History, focusing on the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. In particular the subject of the ‘Romanisation of Britain’: the impact of technology, culture and beliefs.

The film closely examines the evidence of a Roman lead curse tablet or ‘defixio’ now on display at Westbury Manor Museum in Fareham. Perhaps the guest appearance by Muconius, the writer of the tablet, on ‘Unsolved Crime Forum’ 400 AD, will help apprehend the criminals that stole his gold and silver coins…

Can you solve the Local History Mystery?

The Roman curse: justice or dark arts?

Look out for the next Local History Mystery coming soon!

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