Day 2 … mosaics here, there and everywhere

Only the second day and we have wonderful mosaics and not just in the test pit from 17 years ago!

Most of the sand has been removed and the finer cleaning begins

Fay, Carol, Helen, Rob and Pete took off the next layer just above the mosaic, it contained Victorian glass, the odd iron nail and one piece of roman pot. In places the layer was not as deep and glimpses of mosaic were seen. Amy and Charlotte joined them in the afternoon when we started to clean the last of the soil to reveal the mosaic. Exciting to see it was in such good condition and how small the tesserae are.

IMG_7336

The girls working hard to get to the layer just above the mosaics

IMG_7351

A glimpse of the wonders to come

I wonder what is under the slate? probably put down by the Victorians when they first explored the room

We also opened two more trenches in room 27 where a pot was found dug into the ground during the test pit survey in 2000, we have no idea what else we may find, time will tell.

IMG_7347

The two trenches in room 27, there is evidence of burning next to the large stones just below the red and white scale.

Today was very sunny and we had some very small visitors on site and in our buckets!

IMG_7333

A lovely little lizard

 

6 thoughts on “Day 2 … mosaics here, there and everywhere

  1. All very tantalizing …. Lizard looks keen to join in though, but what a pity he’s forgotten his trowel ๐Ÿ™‚
    Jackie

    • Hi Poppy,
      These mosaics are in room 28 in the north range, a few rooms down beyond the stone Pilae room and the steps down to the museum. We have reburied them to protect them from being damaged by frost, snow and rain, cheers Nance

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s