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Isle of Wight holiday could feature learning about Romans

Fri 30 Jul 2010

Isle of Wight holiday could feature learning about Romans

Isle of Wight holidays in the coming weeks could be popular for families who are interested in the history of the Romans.

Newport Roman Villa is hosting a series of events over the school summer holidays to educate kids about one of the most talked-about times in history.

On Tuesday 3rd August 2010, tourists on Isle of Wight holidays can mix with islanders and learn about the Roman army while they use catapults to defeat the Celtic forces by destroying a fortress.

Other events will take place on Tuesdays throughout August - including on the 17th - when Marvellous Medicine and Gruesome Cures is held, allowing kids and adults alike to learn about the healthcare of the era.

The programme comes to an end on August 24th, when Isle of Wight holidaymakers will be able to try on armour similar to that worn by the Romans during battle.

Newport Roman Villa was discovered in 1926 and has become one of the most popular historical sights on the Isle of Wight.

Posted by Jon Noble ADNFCR-3083-ID-800009075-ADNFCR

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