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Two Hundred Year Old Mystery Of Roman Statue Solved By Archaeology Experts
2013-10-08 13:38:05

AlphaGalileo Foundation Archaeologists from Bournemouth University have been able to identify a stone head that was found in a flowerbed in Chichester over 200 years ago, and remained a mystery ever since. Using the latest laser scanning technology, they have revealed that The Bosham Head, as it is known, is from a Roman statue of Emperor Trajan, dating back to AD 122, and one of the most significant Roman finds in Britain The identity of a huge stone object that has remained a mystery...

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2009-06-24 11:35:00

In December 2007 a team of experts, led by The University of Nottingham, unveiled an extraordinary set of high-resolution images that gave an insight into the plan of the Roman town of Venta Icenorum at Caistor St Edmund in Norfolk.The new research demonstrated that Caistor is a site of international importance "” and tomorrow there will be an event to showcase the work and to clarify some of the mysteries of this buried roman town and highlight the impact of the research in developing...

2008-09-12 18:00:27

From Roman times gold was found in the Welsh hills but it was only in the late 19th century that commercial mining began. A mini gold rush provided work for hundreds of hopeful men in about a dozen mines. The early prospectors did strike it rich but most modern-day miners have given up digging for gold. Welsh gold was generally found in two parts of the country. In the north it could be found between Barmouth and Snowdonia, but in the south it was largely confined to a small area...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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