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Did you know that Fishbourne Palace in Sussex is the biggest single Roman site yet unearthed in Britain? It covers six acres. The palace, as large as Nero’s Golden House in Rome, was constructed in the first century AD, and occupied until a disastrous fire in about 270AD. The greatest treasures of the site are its mosaics, which include the celebrated Boy on a Dolphin.

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