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Tango0131 Jan 2022 9:18 p.m. PST

"An exceptional mosaic depicting scenes from the clash between Achilles and Hector at the end of the Trojan War has been unearthed at Rutland in the East Midlands. It is one of only a handful of mosaics with this motif known to survive and the rest are on continental Europe. This is the first mosaic depicting Achilles and Hector ever discovered in the UK.

The presence of the mosaic was first discovered last year by Jim Irvine on a family walk on his father's land. He saw some Roman pottery fragments in a wheat field. When he examined satellite imagery of the spot, he saw a cropmark delineating a building beneath the surface. A little digging revealed a small section of a mosaic. Irvine notified Leicestershire County Council and county archaeologists followed up, excavating a small trench to get a better idea of the mosaic beneath the surface. They were able to determine that the mosaic was in good condition and was figural with people, horses and chariots…"


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Dn Jackson Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2022 10:19 p.m. PST

That's very cool.

Cerdic31 Jan 2022 11:05 p.m. PST

This was on the telly a couple of weeks ago. It is amazingly well preserved for something nearly two thousand years old!

Tango0101 Feb 2022 3:18 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it…


Gazzola04 Feb 2022 5:17 a.m. PST

Great stuff and it just makes you wonder what else remains hidden, so far. Time will tell, I guess.

Tango0104 Feb 2022 3:08 p.m. PST



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Gazzola06 Feb 2022 11:40 a.m. PST

It just shows you what we might all be walking on and what's underneath our feet.

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