Day Four – Lets hear it for the walls

Hurrah! we have a bit more mosaic including another missing design, Steve Cosh the mosaic specialist, I am sure, will be happy to change his first ideas of the design at the east end of the reception room, when he sees what we have found, very exciting.

A knot of ‘pelta’ design

Martin joined Sarah, Andy, Nick, Carol and Pete in the reception room cleaning back the Victorian back fill. He started to find the top of a wall that lined up with the one just past the corridor threshold and along the side of the roman outer wall, that you can see already.

The top of the wall running up the picture with the outer abutting wall to the right

In the picture above you can also see some roman tile -the orange bits and some animal bone and half way up the very left edge a white object – an oyster shell. It looks like we have some roman layer that the Victorians left undisturbed, probably because the mosaic had run out they stopped digging.

Amy’s wall to her left running up the picture from her knee. With the one Martin found just beyond the threshold stones

Diggers all in a row

We may have a bit of rain overnight which will bring the mosaic to life and show all the different colours, we will see 🙂

 

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