Rudston Roman Villa 'Geometric Mosaic' 1933 (PH-2-241)

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In 1933, Rudston, East Yorkshire, a farmer ploughing his field unearthed the remains of an ancient Roman Villa. The central room a large intact floor mosaic dating back to the latter 3rd century AD. This mosaic is a purely geometric design, typical of other mosaics of that era.
It has been hypothesized that although the design in Roman, it has been suggested that due to the style of the piece that the craftsman was a native Briton.
These images were taken during the original excavation. The mosaics were taken off the site and are now on display at Hull and East Riding Museum.

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