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Chedworth Roman Villa fundraiser

PUBLISHED: 14:37 11 January 2011 | UPDATED: 17:32 20 February 2013

The 4th century corridor mosaic.

The 4th century corridor mosaic.

National Trust Chairman Sir Simon Jenkins and TV historian Dan Cruickshank hosted a fundraiser for the £3.2m development project at the world famous 4th century Chedworth Roman Villa.

National Trust Chairman Sir Simon Jenkins and TV historian Dan Cruickshank hosted a fundraiser for the 3.2m development project at the world famous 4th century Chedworth Roman Villa.

The aim of the project is to protect the remains and bring the villa to life by building a conservation shelter to protect and conserve the mosaics and bring the public closer to them via a suspended walkway, which will let people walk just above the mosaics in the dining room for the first time in many centuries.

Roman diners will be projected into the space and the sounds and smells of Roman cooking will be recreated. Visitors will be immersed in the scent of oils and the sounds of the bath house and will feel like they've travelled back in time.

Photography by Antony Thompson

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