2005

Archaeology Live from Somerset

Time Team returned to DINNINGTON to attempt answer some of the outstanding questions and mysteries posed by the last dig in 2002. Why is the villa so large? Was it simply the country residence of a very wealthy Roman or was it something more? Who lived there? What did it look like? When was it built and what happened to it... did it really burn down in a dramatic fire, as the previous dig hinted at?

Marcvs and Phil two Ancient diggers  brought to life!

 

UNSETTLED WEATHER BUT THE DIG GOES ON...

Antonia .. strange new recruit and  I.

 

 

 

 

Dr David Neal

Dr David Neal, mosaic expert uncovers a beautiful floor mosaic at the large villa in Dinnington, Somerset... many of the coloured stones are, he believes, from local sources.

Much of the large under floor stone has been robbed from the site in the post roman period, so a painstaking reconstruction will

be necessary to reproduce the original design. Ironically, David has only recently published his book on all known mosaics designs...oh well another appendix will now be needed!

 

 

 

 

 

PERRY'S  CIDER was supplied to  those taking part on the dig... the best cider I have ever tasted... Phil agreed!

 

 

 

MARCVS PHIL ANTONIA ANGUS A PROFESSIONAL ACTOR FRIEND PETER MITCHEL EXPERT ON POMPII

 

 

 

 

PHIL IS A VERY GOOD GUITAR PLAYER...  not a bad voice  either! Marcvs is intrigued by the vivid  purple colour of some of the mosaic stone. Mick sits this one out. Antonia looks on with interest. Who knows just what  lies beneath this ...