13th September 1934AD, Peregrinium, Northumbria. Archaeologists excavate a mosaic floor in a villa near the Roman fort Peregrinium.
Excavations of the site had started in 1930's AD and a few mosaics had been found, but not many outside of the fort. The presence of the fort and the vicus along Hadrians Wall remain clear since the wall was abandoned by the Romans. The area that had been the fort had not been used for agriculture since in had been abandoned keeping the ruins in better preservation than those in the vicus and local villas. The finding of the mosaic in the villa therefore brought great joy to the archaeologists despite the damage caused by villa plowing.
Yes, like my other mosaic this also isn't real history. The mosaic represented here is based on a minifig scale mosaic by Workshysteve in a villa he his building, which is part of a collaborative by Brick to the Past. 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. Our display will be at STEAM 3rd and 4th October 2015.