An ancient mosaic was found in a supermarket under construction. There is a Roman site nearby, but the find still surprised researchers.
The remains of a villa and bath dating back to Roman times were found in Olney, central England, during the construction of a supermarket – BBC reports. A site of similar age was previously discovered in the city, not far from the present site.
They found traces of hitherto unknown people in the desert
The excavations accompanying the works were carried out by the Oxford Archaeological Company, and, according to experts, the mosaics found are of great interest. The figure is made up of red, white, and blue tiles, and the work features bright colors and interesting patterns. The researchers believe that the mosaics are also hanging under a local road, which is why they were unable to complete the excavations in full.
We can now share a very exciting discovery, just in time for #FindsFriday …Romanian #mosaicpossibly belonging to the Durobrivan group of the East Midlands, which we discovered during excavations at Olney, Buckinghamshire on behalf of Angle Property 1/3# Archeology pic.twitter.com/NyQ3lnZoZt
– Oxford Archeology (oatweet) March 17, 2023
the National Geographic article After consulting with the authorities, Oxford Archeology did the preservation at the site. A special material was applied to the find, so construction could continue without harming the artwork
“Due to the location of the site, we expected significant Roman remains, but the discovery of these wonderful mosaics far exceeded expectationssaid team member John Bothroyd. Experts plan to describe the findings in detail in a future study.
A well-preserved spice was found in a shipwreck in the Baltic Sea
Spices were once considered a status symbol, and only the rich could afford saffron and garlic, which were imported from outside Europe.
“Professional gamer. Communicator. Travel nerd. Tv guru. Certified problem solver. Hardcore alcohol trailblazer.”
You may also like
These games will be added to Netflix this summer
The Enchanted Witches actress, who was battling cancer, received a terrible prognosis
It’s amazing what a 102-year-old British grandmother can do
Index – FOMO – “I was a bastard” – Arnold Schwarzenegger’s response to the accusations against him
Daily horoscope June 7, 2023 – No and Yes