archaeological discovery – Binchester

There’s something so appealing about archaeological discovery:

the excavations at Binchester (I am so missing being there this year) are turning up all sorts.

Here’s David Petts reported in Culture24 – Archaeologists find baths of "sociable" Romans and early evidence of Christianity in Durham.

(Much better than the article in the UK Daily Mail yesterday – “Pompeii of the North”)

Binchester-ring

(Wonderful photo by Jeff Vietch in Durham’s Archaeology Department)

A remarkably well-preserved bathhouse:

Binchester-07-2014-02

Binchester-07-2014

(Great pictures from Tony Metcalfe)