We finally lost our run of good luck with the weather today- after a fair morning the rain descended at lunch time and never let up, so we lost the afternoon's work. It was too wet to even do much planning and recording, but it did give the supevisors a chance to catch up with some paperwork and other admin jobs, while I took the students around the commander's house and bath suite in the main fort. In the period of good weather in the morning we continued our push with recording, although we also got cracking with removing the stone lining from some of our pits. which appear to have multiple layers of stones.
The other main highlight was the arrival of the television crew from 360 Productions who were here to film us for the forthcoming series of Digging for Britain. Today this mainly involved filming site shots from the top of a cherry-picker and close up images of some of our finds. Tomorrow, the presenter Alice Roberts is coming to site to do some more recording - just hope the weather holds!
Macaulay on Vesuvius - Saw ye how wild, how red, how broad a light Burst on the darkness of that mid-day night, As fierce Vesuvius scatter'd o'er the vale Her drifted flames and ...
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