The Mystery of Regina

The Mystery of Regina's Tombstone is a web site created to celebrate the Centenary of the Roman Society and will soon be released as an iPad app.

This is a pilot project for a larger website and accompanying apps for mobile devices, devised for school children studying the Romans and Greeks and/or Latin and Greek and available to anyone interested in Roman life. The pilot was been funded by money donated by members of the Roman Society and from money raised at events by the Roman Society.

The Mystery of Regina invites people to explore Roman life and investigate the mystery of a Palmyrene tombstone in the North East of England by painting in the tombstone - replicating the bright way that the original tombstone would have been painted.

As each tombstone object is painted, new information is revealed on the right hand side of the frame and over fifty frames rich with information can be discovered.

Material and Images provided by: The British Museum, Verulamium Museum (St Albans), Frances McIntosh (Portable Antiquities Scheme), Sam Moorhead (British Museum and Roman Society), Nick Hodgson (Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums)

Project Support from: Fiona Haarer (Roman Society), Andrew Burnett (British Museum and Roman Society), Philippa Walton (British Museum and Portable, Antiquities Scheme), Richard Abdy (British Museum)
painting Regina's tombstone

The screens show a range of information about culture, history and life in the Roman Empire one thousand eight hundred years ago.

The screen above shows some coins from the Hoxne Hoard, some of the many treasures kept by the British Museum. Thos interested in finding out more about these objects can take a note of the British Museum number shown beside each object and find out a wealth of information either at the British Museum of via their website.
The screen on the left is of the interactive map of Palmyra, which is located in modern day Libya.

  • Production company - Braunarts Ltd
  • Creative Director & Designer - Terry Braun
  • Producer - Gabi Braun
  • Programming Director - Adam Hoyle, Do Tank Studios
  • Programmer - Benjamin Roullet, Do Tank Studios
  • Material researched by: Sam Moorhead (British Museum and Roman Society)

  • The British Museum
  • Verulamium Museum
  • Arbeia
  • Corbridge
  • The Portable Antiquities Scheme
  • Braunarts
  • Do Tank Studios

  • The Tetrapylon shown below is at the centre of Palmyra. This is one of a series of beautiful photographs by Sam Moorhead of Palmyra and the screens also offer further information about the ruins which can be toggled on and off.

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    Braunarts Company Directors: Terry Braun and Gabi Braun
    Tel: 44 (0) 208 670 9917