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Roman Dover Photographic Art

Roman Dover

by Chris Page

 

Seventy years after the Roman invasion in Britain AD 43, construction of a fort began at the mouth of the river Dour. This was Dubris, a fort for the classis Britannica, a Roman fleet that patrolled the eastern Channel. Though building stopped suddenly, it began again around AD 130 and the fort was completed.

 

The Romans built an octagonal tower-like lighthouse (pharos) on Castle Hill around the same time, with another on the opposite hill, the Dover Western Heights. These lighthouses supported fire beacons to act as navigation lights for ships approaching the narrow river mouth, enabling them to find a quayside outside the fort.

 

The fort at Dubris was demolished around AD 215 and a new one constructed around AD 270, which may have continued in use, along with the lighthouses, into the 5th century. The pharos was later reused for the church of St Mary in Castro as a chapel and bell tower, and can still be seen.

 

Available as Photographic “Custom Finish” Fine Art & Photo Prints, framed or unframed. Photography created as beautiful pieces of Wall Art for you to invest and enjoy, exclusively from OPENPHOTO-STUDIO.

  • Specification Unframed Print

    Unframed - Black & White - ref: 00401-1

    Print Paper Type: Fine Art - Cotton 215gsm

    Image Size: 10cm x 10cm

    Print Boarder: 5cm White

    Overall Size: 20cm x 20cm

    Backing: 2mm White Card

  • Specification Framed Print

    Framed - Black & White - ref: 00401-2

    Print Paper Type: Fine Art - Cotton 215gsm

    Print Size: 10cm x 10cm

    Print Boarder: 5 cm

    Card Mount: None

    Frame Profile: 20mm x 34mm - S1 Satin BlackCharcoal

    Overall Size: 22.8cm x 22.8cm

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PriceFrom £72.00