The City of Londinium – 200 AD
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Model Size: 42 x 29 x 2,0 cm
Suitable for wall mounting: Yes
Product code: 10030
The model of Roman London shows the city of Londinium as archaeologists believes the place looked around the year 200. At that time Londinium had evolved from a small military post founded a few years after the Roman invasion of Britain in AD 43 to a magnificient capital of the Roman province of Britain. As the model shows the city had become a regional centre of trade and culture, complete with major public buildings like the basilica (the biggest north of the Alps), a governor’s palace, temples and a amphiteatre located under todays Guildhall.
The city had spanned on both sides of the river Thames, and the models shows the important brigde connecting the riverbanks. The river Thames was essential to the developement of the city as the largest sea-going ships could reach it. Trade with the rest of the Roman Empire therefore flourished. Around the landward side of the city the Romans built a major defensive wall around. The wall which partly exists today was one the the largest construction projects carried out in Roman Britain. The model shows the wall even though historians believe believe the work which began in 190 AD wasn’t completed till 225 AD.
The population of Londinium was around 50.000 people at its peek, but the city declined along with the rest of the Roman Empire during the 5th century. The area of the Roman city later on was resettled and grew to be centre of the British Empire. The model therefore shows the outline of later historical landmarks, Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral.
Latitude: 51°30’48.38″N and Longitude: 0° 5’10.48″V