When I heard about a 2 day event for the public to see spectacular Roman mosaics discovered by the University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) in the heart of Leicester city centre decided it was an opportunity to not be missed.
For those unable to visit here are photos (probably too many) for what lay under the old Stibbe factory between Great Central Street and Highcross Street.
Archaeologists have discovered one of the largest Roman mosaic floors in the city, two Roman streets containing a number of buildings and lots of artifacts. So far these objects have been found…pottery, a flute, a knife handle, brooches, beads, coins and hair pins. The viewing platforms around the edge of the site were fantastic and guides brought the area to life explaining about the buildings that once stood there, it was also great to see Archaeologists still working and discovering more items.
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We queued for 2.5 hours for a short but exciting visit, thank goodness the sun was shining!
May 6th and 7th were the dates decided to open, due to popular demand the opening has been extended for this week.
Click here for a short video across the Roman Leicester site