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Woodchester Pavement in pictures
The Woodchester Pavement replica
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The Woodchester Pavement replica could be about to find a permanent home at a Gloucestershire Abbey
Detail of the Woodchester Pavement replica
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The mosaic - made of more than one-and-a-half million pieces of stone - was created by brothers John and Bob Woodward
Detail of the Woodchester Pavement replica
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They were inspired after seeing the original pavement - the largest Roman mosaic north of the Alps
Detail of the Woodchester Pavement replica
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It is an exact copy of the real Woodchester - or Orpheus Pavement - which dates back to 325 AD
Detail of the Woodchester Pavement
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It depicts Orpheus charming all forms of life with his lyre and has been praised for its accuracy and beauty
The site of the real Woodchester Pavement - a churchyard near Stroud
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The real Woodchester Pavement is buried beneath a churchyard near Stroud, Gloucestershire
The real Woodchester Pavement being covered up
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It has been uncovered seven times since 1880, but is unlikely ever to be revealed again
The real Woodchester Pavement being covered up
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Last time it was opened to the public, in 1973, it attracted more than 140,000 visitors
Detail of the Woodchester Pavement replica
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It is hoped the replica mosaic will be put on display in its entirety in the old pottery at Prinknash Abbey





SEE ALSO:
Giant mosaic to move to new home
01 Apr 04  |  Gloucestershire


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