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    Archeologists Studying Richard III Locate Roman Mosaic

    A group of archeologists from the University of Leicester in central England unearthed a Roman mosaic. The mosaic features the great Greek hero of Achilles in battle with brave Hector during the Trojan War. They found it in a farmer’s field roughly 160 kilometres north of London. This discovery comes a decade after uncovering the remains of King Richard III under a car park near Leicester Cathedral.

    The mosaic counts as the first depiction ever found in the U.K. of events from Homer’s classic ‘The Iliad’. Deputy director of University of Leicester Archeological Services and project manager the excavation explained the mosaic “says a lot about the person who commissioned it in the late Roman period, between the 3rd and 4th century.”

    Thomas further said “this is someone with a knowledge of the classics, who had the money to commission a piece of such detail, and it’s the very first depiction of these stories that we’ve ever found in Britain,… This is certainly the most exciting Roman mosaic discovery in the U.K. in the last century.”

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