This building paper model is a Roman Villa, based on information from two sources. The paper model was designed by armadamodels. The floor plan is a direct copy of the roman villa excavated at Bancroft, Milton Keynes, between 1973 and 1985. This villa dates from between AD 170 and AD 340.
The card model created to sit on top of the Bancroft floor-plan is based on the experimental Roman villa constructed at Butser Ancient Farm.
The Roman landscape in Milton Keynes was a settled, intensely farmed rural area, with a mixture of native farmsteads and villas in the Roman style. The inhabitants of these "Roman" villas were probably natives copying Roman fashion and not new settlers. Cattle and sheep were the most common animals kept and wheat and oats the favoured crops.
Click on the adjacent image to see a simple two-frame animation of the site at Bancroft, with and without our Roman villa model superimposed.
There are actually two versions of our roman villa model available on this page. The first is a large, full colour version that needs to be printed on five sheets of A4 (including the base). The second model is smaller and requires only 2 sheets of A4 card. [via armadamodels]
You can download this papercraft here: Bancroft Roman Villa Free Building Paper Model Download