Roman Mosaic Recreated at Butser Ancient Farm
Trevor Creighton; Projects Co-ordinator introduces an exciting new Roman Mosaic Project at Butser Ancient Farm, Waterlooville.
The most significant difference with this mosaic project is that it is laid directly on the floor of the villa, instead of being made off-site. It is through the creation of the mosaic that Butser Ancient Farm can give visitors a stronger sense of what it would have been like to visit a villa during Roman times. Visitors are welcome to come and observe the progress. There will be a series of talks for visitors to explain the ideas and techniques behind the project.
The team at Butser Ancient Farm appreciate the support they have received from the Winchester Museum, Fishbourne Roman Palace, Bignor Roman Villa, Liss Archaeology and South Downs National Park. Each of these organisations showcases significant elements of Romano-British history and heritage, and this project is facilitating a co-operative approach between all stakeholders to help foster a broader public understanding of the fantastic Roman heritage of Hampshire and West Sussex. Butser Ancient Farm would like to especially acknowledge South Downs National Park for their generous support through the Sustainable Communities Fund.