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Design Your Own Roman Oil Lamp

Design Your Own Roman Oil Lamp


Lamps have been found across the Roman world throughout its history. Like their modern counterparts, these lamps allowed people to lengthen their day or conduct business in dark places. Archaeologists find these artifacts in a variety of contexts, such as houses, shops, temples, and other buildings. See close views of oil lamps in our collection before designing your own ancient Roman lamp!

  • Date: Friday, May 5, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-6

  • Length: 45 minutes

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