Roman mosaic discovered at London construction site

  • Washington Post 28 February 2022:

    A ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ find: Archaeologists discover rare mosaic floor at South London construction site

    Archaeologists excavating a construction site in South London have discovered a Roman-era mosaic floor thought to be at least 1,800 years old — a “once-in-a-lifetime” find that one said is the “largest area of decorated mosaic discovered in London in the past 50 years.”

    The colorful double-paneled mosaic was uncovered by the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) as part of ongoing excavations of an area in Southwark that will be the site of a multiuse development known as the Liberty of Southwark.

    MOLA conservators are expected to be on the site starting this week to assess the mosaics and later transport them to the museum for conservation. The long-term plan is for the mosaics to be put on display.