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Styx, Stones + Roman Bones


Prepare for a procession as the Museum of London Docklands takes you on a journey to the Roman Underworld with a month of free interactive shows, Styx, stones and Roman bones.

 (c) Museum of London

(c) Museum of London

The ancient Romans had unique beliefs surrounding death, which affected how they lived
their lives. Romans would often have money, food and other items placed into their graves,
as they believed their souls would need such objects for the journey around the River Styx,
which wound its way through the Underworld nine times.

Visitors will help a Roman spirit travel to the afterlife by using song and dance, creating
special trinkets, and joining a procession, just as the Romans would have done to help their
loved ones complete their journey over 2,000 years ago.

After the show families will have the opportunity to visit the museum’s exhibition, Roman
Dead, the latest major exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands, which explores burial
practices and funerary rites in ancient Londinium.

The exhibition features the first sarcophagus discovered in London in over a decade as well
as 11 skeletons and 250 other objects left behind in graves by friends and loved ones.

The free event runs every Wednesday to Saturday in August.
11.30 am – 12.15 pm | 1.30-2.15 pm | 3-3.4 5pm

More info here.