April 23, 2024



First they found a dead king’s body. Now they’ve uncovered an ancient mosaic


Updated November 26, 20213:42 PM ET

The hits just keep coming for an elite team of British archaeologists.

First they unearthed the remains of King Richard III. The body of the last English king killed in battle — in 1485 — was found underneath a parking lot by members of the University of Leicester Archaeological Services in 2012, more than 500 years later. (As it happens, you can hear their enthusiastic accounting of the discovery on a 12-part podcast series.)

And just this Thursday, ULAS announced it has excavated an important Roman mosaic in the East Midlands depicting the legendary hero Achilles battling Hector during the final days of the Trojan War.

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