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A man stumbled across a Roman villa in his back garden which is being hailed as the most significant discovery of its kind for a decade.  Luke Irwin, from Wiltshire, was laying an electricity cable in his barn when he uncovered a mosaic underground.  The rug designer, who was making the alterations so his children could play table tennis, took a photo and sent it off for more information.   Mr Irwin said: “I sent a photograph to the council and within 24 hours they were here with archaeologists to see what we’d found.”

Source: Man accidentally discovers ‘perfectly preserved’ Roman villa in his backyard

Posted: April 17, 2016 in Social