The Roman Town at Silchester, Calleva Atrebatum, in one of only six Roman towns which is no longer inhabited.  Why is that?

Well, the University of Reading has been conducting an archaeological dig there every summer since 1997 in search of answers.  But time in running out.   The site will be closed after this year’s dig;  it will all be covered over and left for future generations to explore at some later date.

Artist, Jenny Halstead, has been invited to come along this year to document the dig visually.   Her paintings and thoughts are brought together in a new book to be published in 2015:   ‘Silchester: Life on the Dig’.

Pre-order now for £10! 

Take advantage of our special offer of £10* for orders taken during this year’s dig (7 July to 16 August, 2014).

  • By post to 24 New Road, Reading RG1 5JD with a cheque made out to Two Rivers Press Ltd and including your name and postal address.
  • Or at the Two Rivers Press stand at the Silchester excavation Open Days, Saturday, 26 July and Saturday, 9 August, 2014.

* (regularly price £12.99)