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Man finds rare 1,700-year-old Roman villa buried under family farm

New York Post 02 Dec 2021
Jim Irvine was meandering around his father’s farm when he noticed some odd shards which, with the help of some Google Earth searches, led to one of Britain’s most significant Roman mosaic findings in the last century, Live Science reported ... The 1,700-year-old piece of art composes a wall in a Roman villa complex.
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Archaeologists find victim of Vesuvius eruption on Herculaneum beach

Heritage Daily 02 Dec 2021
Archaeologists excavating the Roman coastal retreat of Herculaneum have unearthed the remains of a victim from the Vesuvius eruption in AD 79. Although the town was smaller than the city of Pompeii, Herculaneum was a wealthy resort for the Roman elite, reflected in their grand and luxurious villas ... Image Credit . Archaeological Park of Herculaneum.
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The newest L.A. and O.C. museum exhibitions to see in December

The Los Angeles Times 01 Dec 2021
Check back here for weekly updates ... The shows that have our attention.New and upcoming ... Also on view ... Drawings, oil sketches and monumental paintings by the Flemish artist are displayed alongside Greek, Roman and Etruscan art from the museum’s collection in this exhibit on view through Jan ... The Getty Villa, 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy., Pacific Palisades.
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Why are the many layers of history hidden beneath modern Rome causing a problem?

ITV 30 Nov 2021
The increasing weight of traffic on Roman roads, including ever more heavy modern vehicles, is putting pressure on these underground spaces like never before ... But finding weak spots is only a partial solution; getting Romans out of their cars is the real answer ... "First of its kind" Roman villa unearthed in Scarborough housing development.
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UK farmer went for a walk, stumbled on remains of rare Roman mosaic and villa

TheNewsHOOK 30 Nov 2021
UK farmer went for a walk, stumbled on remains of rare Roman mosaic and villa ....
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Important Roman mosaic and villa found in Rutland farmer’s field

Principia Scientific 29 Nov 2021
A Roman villa containing a rare mosaic that depicts scenes from Homer’s Iliad has been found beneath a farmer’s field ... The mosaic and surrounding villa complex have now been protected as a Scheduled Monument by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on the advice of Historic England.
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Rutland’s Roman mosaics bring the Trojan Wars to life in the East Midlands

The Observer 28 Nov 2021
Did the owner of the Roman villa know the Iliad, did he even know Greek? Could he have quoted famous lines, and did he understand it? Or was it just a way to demonstrate his wealth and culture to his neighbours? Perhaps it wouldn’t matter if he didn’t understand it, so long as he could afford mosaics that depicted it.
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A man on a lockdown stroll across English farmland discovered an 'extraordinary' Roman villa with ...

Business Insider 27 Nov 2021
Aerial view of the excavations of a large Roman mosaic in Rutland, England ... A Roman villa complex containing a rare mosaic depicting scenes from Homer's Iliad has been unearthed in a farmer's field in England ... The team said a wealthy Roman with a knowledge of classic literature probably lived in the villa between the 3rd and 4th century AD.
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Roman Mosaic Depicting The Illiad Discovered in “Oh Wow Moment”

Ancient Origins 27 Nov 2021
The room containing the Roman mosaic was part of a large villa from the late Roman period ... (University of Leicester Archaeological Services ) The Roman Mosaic, the Villa and Its Owner ... The villa complex seems to have belonged to a prosperous individual from the late Roman period, somewhere between the 3rd and 4th centuries AD.
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Roman Britain is still throwing up secrets – and confounding our expectations

The Observer 26 Nov 2021
Not everyone discovered a ravishing Roman mosaic while rambling across the family farm, but Jim Irvine did ... remarkable Roman mosaic found in Rutland field ... That mosaic was discovered in a villa near the village of Low Ham, at the other end of the Fosse Way, the Roman road that connected the east Midlands to the West Country ... Journeys in Roman Britain.
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The Times view of a golden age of archaeology: Glory Beneath the Soil

The Times/The Sunday Times 26 Nov 2021
The vast and remarkably preserved depiction of Achilles’ triumph over Hector was discovered by chance in a field in Rutland, revealing not only the site of a previously unknown villa ...
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UK archeologists unearth ‘extraordinary’ Roman mosaic displaying scenes from Homer’s ‘Iliad’

Finger Lakes Times 26 Nov 2021
Archeologists have unearthed a large Roman mosaic depicting scenes from Homer’s “The Iliad,” the first discovery of its kind in the United Kingdom ... The artwork forms the floor of what’s believed to be a large dining or entertaining area and part of a large villa building occupied in the late Roman period, between the third and fourth century A.D.
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Roman villa complex found in Rutland farmer's field

BBC News 25 Nov 2021
A Roman villa containing a rare mosaic that depicts scenes from Homer's Iliad has been found beneath a farmer's field ... The mosaic and surrounding villa complex have now been protected as a Scheduled Monument by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on the advice of Historic England.
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