Lots has been going on over the last few weeks, finishing the rammed earth floor in the longhall backroom, making the last joints in the Viking bed, steadily progressing with the Saxon mural and just beginning different parts of the Roman mosaic design. The design is based on a mixture two similar mosaics from the Hurcot and Bratton Seymour villas in Somerset. The latter site has recently been completely reconstructed beside its original location, which is also partially displayed in an accompanying museum. The reconstruction and museum can be visited as part of the Newt in Somerset (membership required). Probably the most ambitious archaeological reconstruction project in the UK. Discuss in not more than 500 words.
I assume the Viking Bed will soon be available in IKEA?
Well, it was definitely flatpack – designed to be easy to take apart and reassemble. The original was in a Viking boat burial from Oseberg, Norway.