THE second phase of this year's Big Dig at Brading Roman Villa will hopefully unearth new and important finds to shed light on the origins and context of the site.
The dig programme, run jointly by the Oglander Roman Trust, which manages the villa, and its support group, the Friends of Brading Roman Villa, began the five-year project last summer, headed by leading archaeologist Prof Sir Barry Cunliffe.
Sir Barry, who is also interim chairman of English Heritage, will return to lead the next phase between August 2 and 22.
As with last year's excavation, phase two will involve an excavation of the south range, about which very little was recorded during the last big dig in 1880.
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