Quick, quick the cats been sick, hasten, hasten fetch a basin, too late, too late the carpets in an awful state
The old rhyme my Mum used to say when I was a child in Yorkshire, was brought to mind by a find today. After the find of the carved stone we checked every large stone we had found in the roman rubble layer, but found no more. Then we turned to the stone still in the layer and yet to be dug up, there was a large curved one which when we got to it also looked to have a hollow section. It looked quite crudely carved, and was badly fractured. We finally managed to remove it and found it was a kind of stone basin.
Today we started on the big clean up, David and Eirian came to help us today, and did a fantastic job, cleaning the mosaics and the bottoms of the walls. They checked areas that still needed a little bit more soil removing, and sponged the mosaics. Thank you both, great work.
We also had a visit from our line manager, and team – curators, registrar, collections and most important our lovely business support. They set too as part of the big clean up and each did a section. More great work 🙂
Tomorrow I will update you all on the rest of the special finds we have so far, so come back to find out about the small things 🙂