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An update on these two pieces of 'antefix' from our excavation of the early Roman tile kilns in Little London in 2017. An antefix was a decorative face used on the eaves of tiled rooves #silchester #archaeology https://t.co/a1GSIpnkkl
Antefix update: I have found an example from Dorchester-on-Thames that Brodribb refers to as similar to the Silchester ones. The facial features are all very similar, except for the beard!! @edpev7 have you looked at the Dorchester ones? Any idea where they were made? https://t.co/MmlOWr6JpS
Preparations are under way for our 2019 summer excavations at the Calleva bathhouse. We'll be continuing our trenches to the east of the structure, focussing on the external surfaces and Iron Age ditch. We'll also be opening a new trench on the west side. Dates 17th Jun-13th Jul https://t.co/N93FbI9oVi
Silchester includes its own temenos on the eastern side of the town. Geophysics led to the discovery of a third square Roman temple within the area which we excavated in 2017. More here... https://t.co/cj6A5I2eZm https://t.co/Yh6IXRpxGe
Word of the day: "temenos" - a sacred place, an area of landscape dedicated to worship or deemed to be divine. From ancient Greek τέμενος; in Latin, a "fanum". Metaphorically, therefore, a space of special sanctuary, imaginative power or numinosity.
Where is your "temenos"? https://t.co/O8YB2iImsD