Cirencester

Corinium Dubonnorum

Quick Facts

Cirencester Amphitheatre

Cirencester Amphitheatre

Where

Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Map & Website

When

  • Began as a fort in AD 49 until AD 70 when the fort was closed.
  • Site of an important town that grew to be the second largest Roman town in Britannia after Londinium. It size was 240 acres.
  • Corinium was home to 2 schools of mosaic masters who created mosaics for the many wealthy villas in the region.

What Remains

  • The shell of its amphitheatre, a grassy hollow.

Corinium Roman Museum

  • Orpheus Mosaic
  • Hunting Dog Mosaic
  • Hare Mosaic
  • Bronze Cockerel
  • Calvary tombstones
  • Jupiter Column Corinthian Capital

 

Orpheus Mosaic - Corinium Museum

Orpheus Mosaic – Corinium Museum

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