Largest archaeological excavation in Leicester in over a decade to open to public

Excavation open to the public on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May. University of Leicester Archaeological Services are currently excavating the site of the former Stibbe factory, between Great Central Street and Highcross Street in central Leicester. The land is owned by Charles Street Buildings group, which has made the site available and financially supported the archaeological excavation ahead of a major planned development of … Continue reading Largest archaeological excavation in Leicester in over a decade to open to public

New Roman mosaic uncovered in Leicester

Dig reveals exciting new evidence for Leicester’s Roman past. Archaeologists from ULAS are currently excavating a large site on the corner of Highcross Street and Vaughan Way, next to the John Lewis car park. The project, which has been running since November, is uncovering exciting new evidence for Leicester’s Roman past, including evidence for a Roman street, and a Roman house once floored with mosaic … Continue reading New Roman mosaic uncovered in Leicester

Archaeologists return to Roman mosaic site

In Autumn 2014, ULAS archaeologists returned to a site in Leicester, that they first investigated in 2012, to carry out a second phase of work. The site is on the corner of Highcross Street and Vaughan Way, between All Saints’ Church and the John Lewis multistory car-park. In 2012, archaeologists excavated seven trenches in order to characterise the extent and date of any archaeology on … Continue reading Archaeologists return to Roman mosaic site