Druce Farm villa: luxury living in Roman Dorset

Started by gash, January 07, 2017, 09:48:01 pm

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A fine example of a Roman villa with well-preserved mosaics has been discovered in Dorset and excavated by a group of amateur archaeologists. Lilian Ladle described the preliminary results to Andrew Selkirk.

Is it possible to do an 'amateur' dig these days? At Druce Farm in Dorset, Lilian Ladle has been excavating a rather splendid Roman villa as an entirely amateur project. The work is being carried out by a team of volunteers from the East Dorset Antiquarian Society (EDAS) plus other local helpers; the project is co-directed by the EDAS chairman Andrew Morgan

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