Roman mosaic to be uncovered for second time since discovery
A 1,800-year-old Roman mosaic is to be revealed to the public for the second time since it was discovered 80 years ago.
Archaeologist Sir Mortimer Wheeler made the discovery in the 1930s during a dig on the site of the ancient Roman city of Verulamium, now St Albans.
Following research, it was confirmed that the relic was once the floor of a wealthy Roman’s villa. After it was discovered it was covered back up and left underground at Verulamium Park until the late 1960s, when it was lifted out at the request of St Albans City and District Council in 1968 to mark the opening of the newly-built City Hall theatre.
The artwork measures 3.6 square metres and is made up of hundreds of white, brown and red tiles arranged into shapes and symbols. Read more.
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