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Sunday, April 24, 2016
Archaeologists have found a Roman child's stone coffin and a mosaic at a former villa site in Wiltshire
Rug designer Luke Irwin and Historic England Archaeologist Dr David Roberts on the incredible discovery of what could be one of the country's largest Roman villas near a house in Wiltshire
Rug designer Luke Irwin has discovered a Roman mosaic while laying electricity cables in Wiltshire.This stone coffin of a Roman child held geraniums until it was identified
Luke Irwin: “This is the most beautiful sort of unspoilt river valley and it’s sort of hidden away. On the hill which overlooks where we live there was a vast temple. Six miles away there was another vast temple.
We are a mile from a Roman road. You can see undulations in the landscape and the general guess would be that this is a medieval building thing going on – until you find a mosaic.