Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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Chedworth Roman Villa

Chedworth Roman Villa (near Cirencester) was discovered in 1864- and one of the charms of the site- with its mock-Tudor custodian's house and  museum-  is that it has been preserved very much as its finders left it.  It is as much a monument to Victorian archaeology- on the cusp between gentlemanly antiquarianism and modern science-  as it is to the Roman past.  

It was raining heavily when we were there. Ailz chose to stay in the car, but I borrowed an umbrella from visitors' centre and sloshed my way round.



The Museum



The Nymphaeum



One of several mosaics (from the school of Corinium)



A huntsman god.
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