Silchester in the press

Digging up Britain’s Past 

Channel 5’s flagship archaeology show examines the Silchester bathhouse and Nero’s influence on the town

Current Archaeology Magazine

A wonderful piece from Current Archaeology summarising the life-long work of Mike and Amanda through the CA archive

A great summary of the 2017 excavation of the Silchester temple

Blog Posts

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News from the Department of Archaeology at the University of Reading


Nero and the Silchester Temple  November


Finding Nero: Silchester Stories November

Silchester Excavation Project Shortlisted for 2016 British Archaeological Awards June


Silchester – Summer Excavations Updates October

500 years of urban life at Silchester: the Iron Age and Roman town October

Professor Mike Fulford wins ‘Archaeologist of the Year’ March

Latest press releases


Virtual Reality Experience allows you to walk around and even smell this Roman Town

Silchester Excavation Project Shortlisted for 2016 British Archaeological Awards


Signpost to the past – pieces of Roman building reunited after 2000 years November

From site to sight – new exhibition tells story of archaeological dig through artist’s eyes October

New dig to tell Silchester’s Iron Age story begins August


Join the search for a mysterious Roman King at the Silchester Open Days


University of Reading archaeologists make a little boy’s dream come true August

Caesar chance to step back in time at Silchester Roman Town Open Days! July


Iron Age people introduced Mediterranean cuisine to Britain! July


Silchester Open Day attracts record numbers! August

Discover Roman Britain at the Silchester Open Days July

University has leading part in The Eagle movie March


Step back in time at Silchester Roman Town open days July

Public Lecture Series – Facing up to Rome: Discoveries at Calleva April


Silchester Roman Town Open Days – get to the bottom of archaeology this Summer! July

First evidence of an Iron Age ‘Town’ in Britain July


We’re digging it: Silchester Roman Town Open Days 2007 June


Public lecture digs deep at Silchester Roman Town November

Roman Britain opens to visitors July


Silchester, a site to behold July


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Media enquiries

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Pete Bryant, Press Officer


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