Well its the end of a long day, very hot on site but the brushing and sponging continued apace, and there are still new discoveries!
Nick, Fay and Pete set too to move the wooden steps from the bath house so we could dig under them to see how much of the mosaic survived, Pete took on the task to clean of the last area of soil. We expected the red border to carry on straight as it did at the corridor end. But no! it turned towards the bath house wall! Yet again the last days of a dig throws up more questions!
Antony Beeson a classical iconographer and an expert on Roman and Greek art and architecture came to visit us again to have a closer look at the mosaics. He was there at the finding of the border change, and came prepared to walk on the mosaics, no holes in his socks 🙂
We sprayed a few areas to see how bright they would appear for photographs, here are a few examples of the different panels and sections from the reception room and corridor.
Up early to do last dusting and then spraying of the mosaics before the laser scan and photographs, so to bed goodnight 🙂
What a difference a spray of water makes, the mosaics look stunning and again yet more intrigue. Enjoy your last couple of days – Jackie
Wonderful mosaic. Thanks for letting others look over your shoulder like this!