Location: England Length: 14 min
Calleva Attrebatum, the Roman Town of Silchester, was built after the First Century Roman invasion of Britain and abandoned forever in the Fifth Century. All that stand now are the impressive stone wall and the amphitheater, but below the ground lies a vast array of clues to the lives of the townspeople and the mystery of the community's sudden demise. This documentary relates how archaeologists today, including field school students, are carefully gathering evidence that one day will tell the full story of Calleva.
Produced and directed by Sean Caveille
Copyright 2002 Sean Caveille/TimeSequence Films
"Calleva: The Roman Town of Silchester" is available for purchase in TAC Marketplace.
Calleva Attrebatum (PDF; Hantsweb)
Silchester Town Life Project (University of Reading)