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1,500-year-old Roman mosaic depicting battle from Homer's Iliad that was found by chance in a farmer's field is revealed to be the FIRST of its kind in UK
The Daily Mail UK ^ | 24 November 2021 | HARRY HOWARD, HISTORY CORRESPONDENT FOR MAILONLINE

Posted on 11/24/2021 11:19:35 PM PST by blueplum

A 1,500-year-old mosaic depiction of Homer's Iliad which was found by a walker in a farmer's field has been described by experts as the 'most exciting' Roman discovery of its kind in the UK in the last 100 years.

The artwork, which is the first known example in the UK, was unearthed on private land in Rutland, East Midlands....

...The remains of the mosaic, which measures approximately 31 feet by 21 feet, are the first in the UK and one of only a handful in the world to depict the Ancient Greek poet Homer's story about hero Achilles and his battle with Hector at the conclusion of the Trojan War.

The mosaic once formed the floor of a room in a large Roman villa which was occupied between the third and fourth centuries AD....

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History
KEYWORDS: england; godsgravesglyphs; homer; illiad; midlands; mosaic; romanempire; romanoccupation
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buried under a foot or so of dirt, in what looks like a hay field
1 posted on 11/24/2021 11:19:36 PM PST by blueplum
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To: blueplum

Of course, GOVERNMENT seized it and put it under its ‘protection.’


2 posted on 11/25/2021 12:06:10 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: blueplum; SunkenCiv

Astonishing discovery. Roman Britain ping.


3 posted on 11/25/2021 12:07:12 AM PST by colorado tanker
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drawing showing where Rutland is. The surrounding counties or shires read like a list of medieval lord names:
https://www.visitnorthwest.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/map-rutland-1251x1536.jpg


4 posted on 11/25/2021 12:24:45 AM PST by blueplum ("...this moment is your moment: it belongs to you... " President Donald J. Trump, Jan 20, 2017) )
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To: blueplum
Yup, that's a mosaic alright.
5 posted on 11/25/2021 12:56:07 AM PST by Bullish (I'm only half kidding)
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To: blueplum

amazing!


6 posted on 11/25/2021 1:19:56 AM PST by GOP Poet (Super cool you can change your tag line EVERYTIME you post!! :D. (Small things make me happy))
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To: Bullish

7 posted on 11/25/2021 1:40:28 AM PST by knarf (?<p>Little kids grow up to be adults that get into powerful positions and act out their thoughts.<pg)
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To: blueplum
Real time cleaning
8 posted on 11/25/2021 1:43:36 AM PST by knarf (?<p>Little kids grow up to be adults that get into powerful positions and act out their thoughts.<pg)
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To: GOP Poet
Morer real time cleaning
9 posted on 11/25/2021 1:44:43 AM PST by knarf (?<p>Little kids grow up to be adults that get into powerful positions and act out their thoughts.<pg)
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To: blueplum

I was watching a doc on the development of England.

I’m thinking why did England, this cold bitter island way up and away from Rome, become the most powerful country in the world?

You see the Romans, then much later the Saxons, then the Vikings, then the Saxons again, and the Vikings again, and the Scots and the Irish kinda stay out of it.

I guess it’s the kind of barbaric type A people that conquered and reconquered her.

Then the tens of thousands of people hanged, drawn and quartered, noblemen and women beheaded.

IN SUMMARY, what the hell were the Romans doing up there, catching fish?


10 posted on 11/25/2021 2:12:50 AM PST by nikos1121 (It was a really super cold, dark and windy night.)
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The same reason they fought the Parthians bitterly over some sand piles, I guess.

Plus there was tin in Britain. IIRC.


11 posted on 11/25/2021 2:22:31 AM PST by Adder (Proud member of the FJB/LGB community.)
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To: knarf

Just a note about posting #9: This particular good footage of archaeological cleaning of a Roman floor mosaic (posting #9) is NOT in the UK. It’s an Israeli excavation of a mosaic in Caesarea in Israel.


12 posted on 11/25/2021 2:58:54 AM PST by Seeing More Clearly Now ( )
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To: nikos1121

England is awful. I won’t even go visit. Who’d go there and try and keep it?


13 posted on 11/25/2021 3:00:32 AM PST by Lazamataz (I feel like it is 1937 Germany, and my last name is Feinberg.)
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now

OOPS ... I see that now ... thanx.


14 posted on 11/25/2021 3:19:26 AM PST by knarf (?<p>Little kids grow up to be adults that get into powerful positions and act out their thoughts.<pg)
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To: blueplum
Rutland is the County in England where the villa was discovered:

A closer view of Rutland County (Oakham is where East Midlands is located):

Rutland Map - Map Of Rutland, East Midlands, England

Hambleton Hall Hotel and Restaurant Rutland Oakham

Oakham Rutland East Midlands Market Town England

British Country Side | Beautiful English Countryside Tour | East Midlands Tour |England Travel Vlog

15 posted on 11/25/2021 6:45:56 AM PST by Robert DeLong
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To: nikos1121

England was the source of tin from the early bronze age. The phoenicians sent there ships there. Britian was on the map.


16 posted on 11/25/2021 6:48:02 AM PST by ckilmer
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To: blueplum

Dang walkers. I hate it when they stumble around like that.


17 posted on 11/25/2021 6:48:58 AM PST by LastDayz (A blunt and brazen Texan. I will not be assimilated.)
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To: nikos1121

Even after the romans left britian, the trading ships from byzantium still came to their ports regularly. For the tin.


18 posted on 11/25/2021 7:04:35 AM PST by ckilmer
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To: colorado tanker; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...
Thanks colorado tanker. Nice, lots of other photos and articles online. Usually mosaics have been ploughed out and consist of the disarticulated tesserae.

19 posted on 11/25/2021 7:35:26 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: Lazamataz

Because Rome wanted everthing. ALL of it! They didn’t leave nuffin’ for nobody else. Greedy sons o’ b....

LOL


20 posted on 11/25/2021 7:54:03 AM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (America -- July 4, 1776 to November 3, 2020 -- R.I.P.)
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