Stibbe Roman mosaic to go on public display for first time

Posted by ap507 at Jul 12, 2018 09:27 AM |
Free exhibition showcasing Leicester’s Roman past will be running at BBC Radio Leicester studio between 16 – 27 July
Stibbe Roman mosaic to go on public display for first time

An archaeologist carefully cleans a piece of intricate Roman mosaic found at the Stibbe site in Leicester in 2017

University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) in partnership with BBC Radio Leicester are putting on public display the newly conserved ‘Stibbe’ Roman mosaic for the first time.

Staff, students and members of the public can view the mosaic at BBC Radio Leicester between 16 – 27 July, Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.

In 2017, thousands of people queued for hours to see the Roman mosaics being excavated at the old Stibbe factory between Highcross Street and Great Central Street in Leicester.

The excavation unearthed major new evidence of Roman Leicester including one of the largest and finest pieces of mosaic to be discovered in the city for over 150 years.

Richard Buckley, Director of ULAS said: “The mosaic is a significant discovery for Leicester and we were thrilled that so many people wanted to see it when it was first discovered. We are delighted to be able to work with Radio Leicester to provide this fantastic opportunity to showcase Leicester’s Roman past and allow the public to see the mosaic again now that it has been conserved.”

The free exhibit has been organised as part of the Festival of Leicestershire and Rutland Archaeology which runs for two weeks from Saturday 14th July to Sunday 29th July.