Roman Britain             

Stage 16                   The Palace at Fishbourne

 

Name: _______________________         Date: ________________

http://www.roman-britain.org/places/fishbourne.htm

http://www.sussexpast.co.uk/property/site.php?site_id=11

 

1.    How did the site of Fishbourne change in AD75?

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2.    What evidence is there that a large force of craftsmen was employed on the building of the Palace?

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3.    Describe an example of the “elegant walls” and “fashionable floors” which have been found in the excavations of the Palace. Check the recommended websites for colour photographs

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4.    What was the likely appearance of the Palace gardens? How do we know?

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A detail from the Cupid and dolphin mosaic, showing a sea-panther

 
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Cupid on a Dolphin
This is the finest of the Fishbourne mosaics and is surprisingly complete considering that it is at a higher level than most of the other floors

 
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