This morning l gazed upon the face of an angel, saw what the Roman version of an ear bud looked like and met a relic from a long-gone pub with a very unusual name.
As Christmas approaches, the first stage of the Abbey’s multi-million pound Footprint Project is more than half way through and talks are underway about how best to start the next part of the plan to lift, stabilise and re-lay the floor. This will probably start in March of next year.
Alongside Emery Brothers – the contractors – members of Wessex Archaeology have been doing rescue work and discovering a real mixture of artefacts through the layers beneath the present church.
Apart from discovering tiled flooring from the great Norman Cathedral that stood on the site up to the late 15th century – they have gone down far enough to discover flints that would have been used by Mesolithic man six to eight thousand years ago.
Bath Newseum got a preview of some of the spectacular finds from Cai Mason who is Senior Project Officer for Wessex Archaeology.
Cai’s talk on Abbey finds will take place on Thursday evening at the BRLSI in Queen’s Square.