Monthly Archives: July 2010

A wonderful month at Chedworth!

So we’ve made it to the end of a phenomenal month’s excavation at Chedworth.  The conservators will start work on Monday while we write up a full report of our findings.  Our biggest suprise was the mosaic heading under a wall.  This … Continue reading

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For Ever, For Everyone

It’s Thursday night and I can’t believe we’ve finished excavating the mosaics.  There will be a full update on our results and an amazing transformation in our understanding of the West Range tomorrow.  In the meantime, I would like to say … Continue reading

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It’s all gone hi-tech…

There was no blog yesterday as we were racing against the clock to get the mosaics ready for laser scanning and photography today.  It was a very early start this morning but the south corridor was ready when Bill from Downland … Continue reading

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Through the lens…

We had a fantastic day today with lots of local visitors and activities including an offering to the nymphaeum (or shrine) to ensure good luck for the project.  The BBC interviewed archaeologists and property staff, and a National Trust photographer took … Continue reading

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The Corinium officinae

We’ve had lots of questions about the mosaics from visitors over the past weeks and people have been intrigued to know their age, how they were made, and what makes the colours.  Experts have suggested that it is possible to recognise … Continue reading

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A day of mattocks and pencils

We had a good day today but the waterproofs came out during a torrential downpour after lunch.  We took out some more tarmac in the northern corridor during the rain.  The excavations come right up to, and beyond,  the steps … Continue reading

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No words, just a selection of pictures from the last two days…

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