It might look like a mess . . .
The Concordia Team had to dig down some 3.5m to reach the opus sectile floor of the colonnaded building. The room is a fine discovery. But the height of the baulk and the use of the area to the north as a road could endanger team members. So today, we used a backhoe to lower the level of the road by about a meter and to create a lower “shelf” next to the square. Some tumble resulted, but the site will be safer as a result.
In the small finds department, Jim retrieved a large bowl trapped when two stones fell together. We think we have most of the parts to assemble the find.
July 19, 2010 @ 6:51 pm
Thank goodness the pottery was saved!