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Silchester Bath House 2018- Week 1

The first week of this excavation has uncovered some amazing archaeology. The targetted Bathhouse is survived by both architectural ruins and material culture such as:

  • A latrine of standing walls, archways and plinths.
  • A hypocaust system of structural walling and pilae tile stacks.
  • A possible changing room and adjoining structural features (still to be identified).
  • Tiles with kitten paw prints, shoe prints and deer hoof prints.
  • Broken glass vials, pottery sherds and a possible bracelet.

And there are still 3 weeks of digging to go!

Watch this space for more photographs, information on open days and future finds!



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