Friday, March 4, 2011

Somerset Roman mosaic revealed . . . for the second time in 2,000 years

One of the largest and most spectacular Roman mosaic floors ever found in Britain has been uncovered for only the second time in 2,000 years.

The 4th century mosaic attracted worldwide attention in October 2001 when resident George Caton unexpectedly discovered it while digging a new road on his family farm.

It was then covered with soil and turf to protect it from the elements.

But a section of the 40ft by 21ft floor has now been excavated and exposed again to mark the 10th anniversary of the discovery.

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