ISNA / According to the latest news and published reports, the remains of a mosaic and a Roman villa were discovered under a farm.
The remains of a Roman villa, which contains a rare historical mosaic, were discovered on a farm in England by the son of the owner of this farm.
Archaeologists have described the mosaic as the first mosaic depicting a scene from a Greek poem to have been discovered in Britain. Also, so far only a very small number of this type of mosaic has been discovered in other parts of Europe.
The son of the owner of the farm, located in Rutland, discovered these historical remains in 2020 and during the quarantine, and then a team of archaeologists from the University of Leicester came to the site of the discovery and investigated. Further research has shown that this mosaic is part of a large villa with several buildings. A wealthy man is thought to have lived in the area around the third to fourth centuries.
The mosaic, measuring 11 by 7 meters, covers the floor of what is thought to be a dining hall or banquet hall.
Although mosaics were used extensively in private and public buildings during the Roman Empire, and although these mosaics often depict images of famous mythological and historical figures, there are very few examples today. Remains of these Roman mosaics depicting the battle of Achilles and Hector.
John Thomas, director of the Department of Archeology at the University of Leicester, called the discovery the most exciting discovery of Roman mosaic in Britain in a century.
“This mosaic gives us a new perspective on the behavior of the people of this period of history and their relationship to classical literature,” said Thomas. The owner of this villa had information about classical literature and was able to provide enough money to create a mosaic with such details. This is the first time we have discovered a work that tells such stories in Britain.