The Roman painted house is a Romanmansio, a hostel for government officials in Dover (Dubris at the time), which was built in ca AD 200. It was discovered in 1970 by the Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit and houses some of the finest example of Roman murals in Britain.
Dover is a major channel port in the English county of Kent.
At the 2001 census, the town of Dover proper had a population of 28,156 inhabitants, while the population of the whole urban area of Dover, as calculated by the Office for National Statistics, was 39,078 inhabitants.
Dover is represented in Parliament by the Labour MP Gwyn Prosser.
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