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We found a tile from a mosaic floor today, along with a clamshell and an amphorae base with the name Marini scratched into it. Lots of painted graffiti in the level we opened up – Hadrian was in power at the time… Continue reading

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Day One… Hurry up and wait!

Today was the start of the field season so, lots of brush clearing and stacking and re-stacking milk crates (they don’t put artifacts in bags here – big milk crates. The diggers started a new trench and found a bomb … Continue reading

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Steady the ladder!

There is an inscription on the Via Del’Abbondanza announcing a weekend of gladiatorial games, wild beast hunts, and musicians. It comes complete with misters to keep the crowd cool and an awning to block the sun. It tells us the name of the man that sponsored it and how much he spent. The last sentence reads – “Lantern holder, steady the ladder”. Continue reading

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