Archaeologists wish for project to protect Roman mosaics

Nearly 50 years ago, archaeologists uncovered a pair of beautiful mosaic floors, dating to the Roman era, at Chedworth Villa in Gloucestershire, England. Now the floors have been uncovered for study, leading to a discussion of a permanent building to house them. (photo)

"One of the mosaics uncovered is in beautiful condition while the other has been damaged by grass roots, but is still impressively intact," said Alex Auden, operations manager of the villa. Experts hope that a conservation building might be constructed, much like the one that preserves and displays mosaics on the west side of the villa.