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Year 9 trip to Bath

Classics


The trip was very informative and fun. It was a nice break from lessons but we were still learning. We first saw the Royal Crescent and learnt about the three types of columns, Doric, the simplest type, Ionic and Corinthian. 

 

Then we were split in to two groups. One group went round the museum and saw the Great Bath, the Sacred Spring and tomb stones. We saw curse tablets. One of them contained a complaint about a stolen cloak.

 

The others had a lesson with one of the members of staff who told then about Bath. They had a look at tombstones more closely. We saw tombstone of Mercatilla, who was a little girl, a freedwoman, aged one year, six months and twelve days. We also saw a tombstone that was set up by someone's wife, a freedwoman, for her seventy-five year old husband. In the lesson we saw some special objects from Roman times, some replicas and some originals. There was a set of tweezers, a nail and ear pick, hair pins, oil and perfume bottles. We also saw mosaic pieces and an amphora.  

 

Then we switched around. It was fun seeing the actual baths and what was actually there when they were rebuilt in 1897. I especially loved the slave and mistress, actors who were sitting by the baths and they were very funny to talk to. This was a great way to see what happened in Roman times and an insight into the way of life then. Many thanks to the Latin department for taking us on a lovely day. 

Written by Mabel, Year 9



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