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Aerial View of Roman London.  It was the trading capital of roman  England.

Aerial View of Roman London - Look and Learn History Picture Library

Roman Chedworth Villa England.  Used by Romans to denote a villa set in the open countryside, often as the hub of a large agricultural estate (latifundium). The adjective rusticum was used to distinguish it from an urban or resort villa. Thus serve both as a residence of the landowner and his family (and retainers) and also as a farm management centre. It would often comprise separate buildings to accommodate farm labors and sheds and barns for animals and crops.

Roman Chedworth Villa England. Used by Romans to denote a villa set in the open countryside, often as the hub of a large agricultural estate (latifundium). The adjective rusticum was used to distinguish it from an urban or resort villa. Thus serve both as a residence of the landowner and his family (and retainers) and also as a farm management centre. It would often comprise separate buildings to accommodate farm labors and sheds and barns for animals and crops.

Reconstruction of Silchester, showing forum and basilica (back centre),  cattle market and houses and shops.  Silchester is said to be the site of King Arthur’s coronation, the Roman town of Silchester was heavily fortified in the Arthurian period. Road blocks were set up on approach roads, and the perimeter was made more defensible. Resistance to the Saxons was so successful, Silchester never became a Saxon town. Could there be a connection between Arthur’s sword, Excalibur and the late…

Reconstruction of Silchester, showing forum and basilica (back centre), cattle market and houses and shops

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Late Roman Empire: Domus cross-section ~ Romans, Usborne publishing Ltd, London, 2003

Ruins of the hypocaust under the floor of a Roman villa at La Olmeda, Province of Palencia (Castile and León, Spain)

At the right you can see the hypocaust underneath the amazing mosaic floor at La Olmeda Roman Villa (Villa Romana de La Olmeda) is a well-preserved fourth century CE Roman home in Palencia in Spain.

Chesters Roman Fort and Museum

School Trips to study the History of Roman Britain

Reconstruction of the basilica and forum of Silchester.

Reconstruction of the basilica and forum of Silchester. The basilica is the taller building on the left.

Roman City, Roman Britain, Fortification, King Arthur, Roman Empire, Dark Ages, Romans, Warriors, Medieval

Archeological dig beneath Bloomberg's future London headquarters reveals ancient Roman ruins dubbed 'Pompeii of the north'

Timber foundation beams from Roman building, found beneath Bloomberg Place, the future headquarters of Bloomberg in London.

Archaeology students digging for mosaics at Chedworth Roman Villa

Visit the National Trust's Chedworth Roman Villa, Gloucestershire, and discover Britain's Roman past.

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