Tuesday, June 6th, 2006
…. and that’s not even the coolest part!
Two n00b archaeologists have uncovered a large villa and bath house in the Mendip Hills area in Somerset, England. The odds of them finding mosaics and a wide range of other artifacts from the 2nd or 3rd century AD are excellent — “We only excavated a two by one meter area inside the building and every layer contained Roman materials. If we’d carried on we would have found a tremendous amount.” — and they’re even managing to keep looters out for now.
So what’s the coolest part, you ask? It’s this:
Archaeologists Glyn Wellington and Carol Hughes have been working at the location for over a year, together with John Mathews of Winscombe.
Glyn, aged 53, graduated from a part-time degree course last year.
That’s right. Part-time degree course + 53 = giant Roman villa.
Glyn Wellington: a beacon of hope to wannabe archaeologists everywhere.