Wealthy Romans at home: mosaics, painted walls and fine furniture

Rottingdean Whiteway Centre

Special Event

Wealthy Romans at home: mosaics, painted walls and fine furniture

Day Friday
Date6th January 2023
Time 19:30 - 21:30
Presenter Dr David Rudling
Cost £12.00
Room Main Hall
Availability 36/36 Places
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Event Description
Using evidence from various parts of the empire, but especially from Italy, we will explore how wealthy Romans decorated and furnished interior spaces within their homes. We will review the evidence of mosaics and other types of flooring, wall and ceiling plaster, water features, sculptures, and furniture (especially from Pompeii and Herculaneum).

Dr David Rudling is the Academic Director of the Sussex School of Archaeology. He is also an Honorary Research Fellow and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Roehampton.

Previously David worked for 25 years for the UCL Field Archaeology Unit, before switching to the University of Sussex where he was Senior Lecturer in Archaeology (Continuing Education). David’s research interests include Roman rural settlements and land-use, religion and ritual in Roman Britain and beyond, and ancient and medieval coins. Sites excavated by David include Bignor Roman Villa and Chanctonbury Ring. David is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.