Neil Holbrooke, Time Team’s Roman specialist visited the villa site today. He seemed pretty impressed with the site as a whole and had a rummage through the finds pointing out 4th century pottery amongst other things. He chatted to some of our committed young students who have been coming every day.
We might be getting closer to finding out if the main entrance floor is special. Digging in this area has gone down to a level where we can see the limestone roof tile collapse, usually the first to go – which has covered one area of the floor at least. It’s a good sign and the archaeologists think it might have protected the floor from further damage and robbery!