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Excavation begins

29th August 1932AD, Peregrinium, Northumbria. Archaeologists excavate the first mosaic floor on the site of Peregrinium fort.


The presence of the fort and the vicus along Hadrians Wall remain clear since the wall was abandoned by the Romans. Excavation of the site started in the 1930's and a number of mosaics were uncovered, including one from the commanders house within the Roman Fort.


Ok, this is not real history. The mosaic represented here is based on a real one from a villa, Great Witcombe, Gloucestershire. I've only be able to build a section of this mosaic, which will be on display at STEAM 3rd and 4th October 2015, as part of a larger display by Brick to the Past, where we will be bringing back to life a imagined fort and the surrounding area including farms (Roman and Celtic) a Celtic village, barrows, graveyards, bath houses and a full working Roman fort -representing the rich history and architecture along Rome's northern frontier.

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Taken on August 29, 2015