The Arts Society Leicester present Encounters with Achilles: The Discovery of a Trojan War Mosaic in a Rutland Field
Speaker – Prof. John Thomas & Jennifer Browning (Project Officer)
In 2020 a Rutland landowner’s walk across fields during the pandemic lockdown led to the discovery of one of the most exciting Roman mosaics in over a century. It featured scenes of Achilles and his battle with Prince Hector of Troy as told by Homer in his epic Trojan War poem ‘The Iliad’. Prof. John Thomas will describe the discovery of the unique mosaic and talk about further work undertaken by University of Leicester Archaeological Services and Historic England that has revealed the wider setting of the mosaic within an extensive villa complex.
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