“Unparalleled” Roman villa found in Wiltshire

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Embargoed to 0001 Sunday April 17 Undated handout photo issued by Past Landscapes Project of a Roman mosaic, found in a Roman Villa which was discovered by home owner Luke Irwin whilst he was laying electric cables in his garden at his Wiltshire farmhouse. A Roman mosaic, found in a Roman Villa which was discovered by home owner Luke Irwin whilst he was laying electric cables in his garden at his Wiltshire farmhouse.

A fascinating story, that really fires my imagination. Just not something that happens here, is it? Did a trench across your yard and find your house is built atop a mansion built by the Romans.

In February of 2015, rug designer Luke Irwin was converting a small barn on his southwest Wiltshire property into a ping-pong room for his very lucky children. Not wanting to mar the beautiful landscape with an overhead cable strung from the farmhouse to the bar, Irwin insisted electricians lay the cables for the future game room underground. When they dug the trench, they came across a flat, hard layer 18 inches under the surface. It was a red, white and blue mosaic in a geometric woven…

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