Heated room uncovered in Lufton Roman villa

Excavations at a Roman villa complex near Ilchester in Somerset, United Kingdom, revealed an underfloor heating system. Earlier works revealed an octagonal plunge bath surrounded by ornate mosaics. Sings of occupation after the Romans left were also documented.

Excavations at Lufton (by Somerset Live)
Excavations at Lufton (by Somerset Live)

The team lead by James Gerrard of University of Newcastle discovered also numerous Roman coins (including once from 1st century AD), tesserae, roof tiles within the uncovered walls of the structure. The newly discovered room is a semi-circular structure with underfloor heating system. The archaeologists are going to uncover the roof tiles filling another room under which they expect to find floor mosaics.

(after Somerset Live)

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