Gateway to the Gods

8 June 2015

An exhibition Gateway to the Gods: The Roman temple at Marcham at the Abingdon County Hall Museum is the result of an archaeological study co-directed by Kellogg Fellow Professor Gary Lock.

Between 2001-2011 excavations on Trendles Field, Marcham, unearthed evidence for ritual and religious practices beginning in the Iron Age. They continued into the Roman period when a temple and semi-amphitheatre were constructed. The site produced thousands of artefacts, many of them gifts to the gods, proving this to be a site of national importance.

Thanks to a 3-year National Lottery Heritage Grant, local people have been participating in post-excavation research, working with artefacts, animal bone and written records. This exhibition presents some of these findings, alongside previously unseen artefacts, as we begin to tell the story of Marcham’s distant past.

The exhibition runs until 1st September 2015.