Roman Empire: Power and People brings together over 160 stunning pieces from the British Museum to explore the story of one of the most powerful empires the world has ever seen.

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.

The exhibition has been developed in partnership with Bristol Museum and Art Gallery and explores the wealth, power and organisation of the Empire, but also how the Romans viewed their provinces and other peoples. Religious, military and personal objects give an insight into the lives of people across the Empire, from northern Britain to Egypt and the Middle East. These fascinating objects show how the influences of the many people and places that the Romans came into contact with were absorbed and adapted into the Empire.

Future venues

Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery 1 February – 27 April 2014

The Herbert Museum and Art Gallery, Coventry 17 May – 31 August 2014

Leeds City Museum 20 September 2014 – 4 January 2015

The McManus, Dundee 24 January – 10 May 2015

Segedunum Roman Fort and Baths 30 May – 13 September 2015