Currently we cannot go to Italy to get our fix of Roman ruins, but English Heritage has announced that it is planning to excavate Richborough Fort in Kent, to try and discover more about its history and use, including when it was built.
The site is one of the most important Roman settlements in Britain and hosts the remains an impressive amphitheatre, which is now little more than a grassy mound. However, archaeologists suspect that they will be able to reveal plenty of evidence about the Roman settlement – and might even discover what happened after the Romans abandoned it.
Discover more about visiting Richborough Fort for yourself at English Heritage
Opening hours and ticket information are available online
Schools can organise a trip online
Read The Guardian interview with English Heritage’s senior properties historian Paul Pattison online
Read more about Richborough Fort at Wikipedia