Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hot chips: Lullingstone Roman villa mosaics

Scenes from Greek mythology and the ancient Roman poem The Aeneid, by Virgil, rub shoulders with Christian images and messages in this villa that shows the sophistication and civilisation of life for the rich in Roman Britain. The Romans built roads, bathhouses, arenas, temples and forts from the south coast to Scotland. But what did they leave behind? The design of this house that became a Roman church reveals that medieval churches are directly influenced by Roman remains.