Romans lived in Canterbury for nearly 400 years. They established the town of Durovernum Cantiacorum as the legions of the Emperor Claudius (10 B.C.–A.D. 54) started to fan out across southeast England in A.D. 43. Their daily lives are chronicled in a working archaeological site of the Roman city beneath street level near the cathedral. Visitors view excavations of a Roman house, reconstructions of the marketplace, video presentations, handsome mosaics and other artifacts.