The cleaning of the mosaics continued and a chequered pattern gradually appeared from under the turf. The mosaic under the tarmac is just white with red stripes, but we have only uncovered the border of the main mosaic under the tarmac this time. Once the mosaics are cleaned its time to record them. We draw a scale plan of the design and also record were gaps are, burning, colours, hollows and holes.
Turning away from the cubes of loveliness we get back to the main trench, were roman layers are being peeled back, down onto other roman layers. Where Sir Ian Richmond left sections of roman layers we have found many floor levels all with in a narrow depth of soil.
Within one of the areas Richmond left, against a wall, we uncovered quite a few fragments of wall plaster. They are all different colours but sadly no patterns other than stripes. The dark green/blue colour is unusual, only two other fragments have been found (from the old collections) on the site. It would be great to find some still attached to the wall!