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The initial discovery of the rare mosaic was made during the 2020 lockdown by Jim Irvine, son of the landowner, Brian Naylor.
The mosaic depicts scenes from Homer's "The Iliad," and part of the story of the Greek hero Achilles. Along with the mosaic, lies a surrounding villa complex.
Mosaics were often used in private and public buildings across the Roman Empire. Some feature famous figures from history and mythology. This mosaic is particularly unique to the UK because it features Achilles and his battle with Hector at the conclusion of the Trojan War, making it one of only a handful of examples from across Europe.
The villa that was discovered is also surrounded by a range of other buildings and features, including aisled barns, circular structures, and a possible bath house.