Still time catch Roman exhibition at Leeds City Museum

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TIME is running out to catch a touring exhibition celebrating the life and times of the Romans.

The ‘Roman Empire: Power & People exhibition’ closes at Leeds City Museum on January 4.

It features some of the greatest treasures from the British Museum’s vast collections and includes Roman, Romano-British and Romano-Egyptian artefacts.

Highlights include sculpture from the villas of the Emperors Tiberius and Hadrian, coins from the famous Hoxne treasure, beautiful jewellery and even near-perfectly preserved children’s clothing from Roman Egypt.

Also on show are items from Yorkshire’s own prized collections, which give the exhibition a unique local context. A popular lecture programme and a range of family events have accompanied the exhibition, which opened at the museum in September.

Coun Lucinda Yeadon of Leeds City Council, said: “We have been extremely honoured to host the British Museum’s fantastic exhibition at Leeds City Museum.