‘Most exciting Roman mosaic for 50-years’ is discovered in Berkshire

One of the most spectacular Roman mosaics ever discovered in Britain has been uncovered during a community archeology project, The Telegraph reports.

The exquisitely detailed strip was found during a dig in a field near the village of Boxford in Berkshire.

Experts have already described it as the most exciting mosaic discovery in Britain for the last 50-years.

Featuring the Greek hero Bellerophon riding the winged horse Pegasus, the mosaic, which dates from around AD 380, was uncovered by volunteers and resident historians working with Cotswold Archaeology and the Boxford Heritage Project.

The project, which has been running in since 2011, had been due to end just two weeks after the mosaic was discovered.

Volunteers, supported by professionals, have spent the last three summers working in the area, and have already uncovered the remains of a large Roman villa, a bath house and a farm building.

The project has been financially supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.


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