Richard III archaeologists strike again with Roman mosaic find in England

Richard III archaeologists strike again with Roman mosaic find in England

Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes LONDON — A team of archaeologists from the University of Leicester in central England certainly appears to have the golden touch. Nearly a decade on from uncovering the remains of King Richard III under a car park near Leicester Cathedral, the university's archaeological team has unearthed a Roman mosaic featuring the great Greek hero of Achilles in battle with brave Hector during the Trojan War — this time in a farmer's field about 100 miles north of London. The mosaic is the first depiction ever found in the U.K. of events from Homer's classic "The Iliad." John Thomas, deputy director of University of Leicester Archaeological Services and project manager on the excavations, said the mosaic says a lot about the person who commissioned it in …
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