In summer 2017 a community archaeology project in Boxford, West Berkshire unearthed a rare and beautifully preserved Roman mosaic. Experts soon hailed it as the most exciting discovery of its kind in Britain for half a century.
About the author
Lindsey Bedford is vice chairman at Berkshire Archaeology Research Group (BARG). She was involved in the project from 2013 to 2018 as co-project leader. Her excellent diary, “Mud Hole 2017 – Once in a lifetime”, reveals circumstances of the discovery of the mosaic.
Mud Hole 2017 – Once in a lifetime: