City dig reveals mosaic and possible shrine
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