New dig begins at Roman baths site
|The hidden baths will form part of a new interpretation centre |
at the Roman Baths [Credit: PA]
Archaeologists will investigate the masonry and also examine the materials used to backfill the baths. The site will eventually become part of an exhibition at the new Archway Centre which is expected to open in 2019.
|The work is taking part in an area of the tourist attraction which |
is not open to the public [Credit: PA]
"We don't get to do that sort of stuff everyday, a lot of what we do look at is fairly mundane...to come down and work in the heart of one of the most significant Roman bathing complexes is remarkable and exciting," he said.
|The site was excavated in the 1960s - so far archaeologists have found |
remains of stained glass windows [Credit: PA]
Councillor Patrick Anketell-Jones said it was a milestone in the development of the Archway Centre and will provide "access to Roman remains that have never before been on display."
Source: BBC News Website [April 16, 2016]