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Encyclopedia > Dover Roman Painted House

The Roman painted house is a Roman mansio, 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.

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  • http://www.romans-in-britain.org.uk/ste_dover_roman_painted_house.htm

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Dover - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (617 words)
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.
Romans in Britain - Dover Roman Painted House (373 words)
It was the discovery of a very well preserved Roman house, complete with many artefacts that were in excellent condition.
To support the belief that this was a stopping house for those on a journey, the designs in the plaster relate to Bacchus, the God of wine and revelry, both appropriate for weary travelers.
The house was built about 200 AD and over the next 100 years it was extensively altered for both civil and military purposes.
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