Leicester (Ratae Corieltauvorum) Jewry Wall – Quick Facts
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- Romans came to this site in AD 47 and established the civitas of the Corieltauri tribe.
- Street grids were set up in AD 100.
- The town bath complex dates from AD 150.
- A town wall was built around the 48 ha of Ratae Corieltauvorum in the forth century.
- Back wall of the exercise room (palaestra) of the town bath complex. It is one of the tallest Roman walls still standing in Britain at 30 feet.
- Foundations of hot, tepid and cold rooms and water conduits.
In the museum:
- Cyparissus mosaic depicting Cupid, Cyparissus, and his pet deer. The myth tells of how Cyparissus accidentally killed his deer and that in sympathy, the gods changed him into a cypress tree, the symbol for mourning.
- Blue Boar Lane painted wall fragments.
- Peacock mosaic.
- Pottery fragment with inscription Verecunda Ludia Lucius Gladiator, considered a love fragment meaning Lucius the gladiator loves Verecunda the actress.