Roman Pottery Diorama

How do you make the displaying of Roman pottery more interesting?

Roman pottery finds

Museums tend to place them in a sterile environment with an appropriate label.

When these items were discovered they would be buried in the soil.  A diorama display not only puts them a little more into context but is visually stimulating and pleasing to the eye.

The completed diorama



The pottery is still the main focus, but now gives an idea of how it would have looked as the archeologist carefully excavated them.

Follow the link to read more about the Bromley Hall Farm kiln site.

Roman Terracotta Floor Cubes


In this example the floor tiles have been grouted to represent how they may have looked when in use.

These were found near Gatesbury Mill, Braughing, Hertfordshire.