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Guess the Mystery Objects

Resource created by St Albans Museums.

The following short films each feature a mystery object from the Roman period. The objects would all have been used in the city of Verulamium, across from present-day St Albans in Hertfordshire.   

Can you use prior knowledge and reasoning skills to work out what the object is?

There are two prompts during each video to pause it for time to think and discuss ideas around the mystery object.

All films are available with subtitles. See each film's individual caption for the link.

Roman Mystery Object 1

Roman Mystery Object 2

Roman Mystery Object 3

Roman Mystery Object 4