Roman Boxford Mosaic
We have landowner permission to continue excavation of the Boxford mosaic partly excavated in 2017 but because of the crop rotation, this will take place in 2019 probably mid August after the harvest and of course dependent on funding. In the meantime, we have begun fundraising, so if you can help with contacts, fundraising or with help next year please let me know.
It is incredible to us that this modest Roman villa should have such a rare mosaic within. We were very fortunate that one of the leading UK iconographers, Anthony Beeson gave a scholarly and fascinating talk at Boxford Village Hall on Sunday 4th March March entitled The Triumph of Bellerophon. The Boxford Mosaic, a unique survival from Roman Britain to a full house.
For those of you who might be interested in the background of our speaker, who after his visit to the site last year conducted an incredibly thorough research looking at mosaics throughout the Roman world.
Anthony Beeson was born in 1948 into a well established Brighton family. Having worked at the Courtauld Institute of Art Library, he moved to Bristol in 1972 to become Fine Art Librarian, and over the following thirty-seven years developed the Bristol Art Library into one of the finest British public collections of art books. He is a noted classical iconographer who has written extensively in academic journals, lectured on Romano-British art and appeared on the television programme Time Team.