Just in case anyone’s missed it, here’s the link to the appeal for funds to buy the fabulous Roman cavalry helmet recently unearthed in Cumbria. Tullie House Museum is a great location and would be absolutely the right place to display such a wonderful find. Fingers crossed.
(The Mail Online has some better close-up photos, plus an entertaining mock-up of the finder, who’s wisely chosen to stay silent.)
Meanwhile, at the less spectacular end of archaeology, a group of volunteers assembled last week to lift the waterlogged oak beams discovered this summer at Whitehall Roman Villa. There are some good photos of this rewarding (if squelchy) event on the Whitehall Villa mini-blog.
LATER – and anyone wanting the full story can watch it on video here