Roman Britain when you least expect it

When Luke Irwin decided to convert an old barn on his Wiltshire property, he was not exactly aiming to make an important archaeological discovery. But when the electricians he hired to lay some underground electricity cables started drilling, they struck a hard layer 18 inches beneath the surface, which turned out to be the remains of an ornate Roman mosaic.

Cupid on a Dolphin mosaic at Fishbourne Roman Palace. Courtesy of Fishbourne Roman Palace / Sussex Archaeological Society

Cupid on a Dolphin mosaic at Fishbourne Roman Palace. Courtesy of Fishbourne Roman Palace / Sussex Archaeological Society

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