The Roman Villa Dig has arrived in the Meon Valley
We are proud to announce that our geophysical team volunteers have discovered an extension to the Roman building complex after completing surveys in 2015.
We are fortunate to have formed a partnership with Winchester University who have recognized the importance of our work by arranging a dig this year.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CAME TO OUR OPEN DAY ON SATURDAY 18TH!
Our Open Day was very well supported by people of all ages with many families attending – our youngest visitor was just one month old!
Visitors on the tour were captivated by Professor Tony King’s talk and tour of the dig site. Tony put the excavation into context, explained how the results of the geophysical survey brought us to dig here and showed interested viewers the emerging walls of the building, which is slowly revealing a hexagonal shape of what we believe to be a Roman temple. Visitors could also view students cleaning finds and view the many artefacts found.
We received many complimentary comments from visitors who found the site and tour very interesting and informative.
There is still an opportunity to visit the site on Wednesday 22nd June,
from 11 am – 1pm. We are now full for the 11.30 am tour, but have added in an
Extra tour at 12.15 pm.
If you would like to come along, please email Alison at Alisonm.Smalley@Virgin.net to reserve your place and to receive details of how to access the site and where to park.
SORRY – THERE IS NOW NO AVAILABILITY FOR NEW DIG VOLUNTEERS
However, if you would like to join a reserve list in case a space becomes available for this final week of the dig, please email Alison at Alisonm.Smalley@Virgin.net
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!