City dig re­veals mo­saic and pos­si­ble shrine

BBC History Magazine - - History Now / News -

Ar­chae­ol­o­gists in Le­ices­ter have un­cov­ered the largest Ro­man mo­saic pave­ment found in the city in the last 30 years. Be­lieved to date to the early fourth cen­tury AD, the mo­saic mea­sures 2x3 me­tres and would have orig­i­nally been in a square room. The dig has also re­vealed a small Ro­man build­ing which has a large sunken room with a small semi- cir­cu­lar niche (apse) at­tached – a pos­si­ble shrine.

The mo­saic pave­ment is Le­ices­ter’s largest to be found for 30 years

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