Orpheus depicted on a reconstruction of the great Orpheus Pavement, the largest Roman mosaic north of the Alps which was discovered in Woodchester, Gloucestershire. The replica was made by Bob and John Woodward. (Photo: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire)
A nymph depicted on the reconstruction Orpheus Pavement. The original mosaic dates back to 325AD and was last uncovered in Woodchester in 1973. The replica is due to go on sale at auction in June 2010. (Photo: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire)
Vendor Alec Lawless (left) and Bob Woodward with the reconstruction mosaic. It contains 1.6m tesserae and took ten years to construct. (Photo: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire)
Bob Woodward looks at the reconstruction he built of the Orpheus Pavement, on display at Prinknash Abbey, Glos. The original mosaic has been uncovered seven times since 1880, but is unlikely ever to be revealed again. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
The Orpheus Pavement depicts Orpheus charming all forms of life with his lyre and has been praised for its accuracy and beauty. The mosaic measures 2,209 square feet. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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