Friday, November 25, 2011

Chichester Roman Ruins In The Heart Of The Museum Novium

Chichester Roman Ruins In The Heart Of The Museum Novium
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011 

The remains of a Roman bath house, which was under a car park in Chichester for decades has been revealed, and now forms the nucleus of a museum of £ 6m.

Novium construction was completed in West Sussex, in the center and the staff are waiting to humidity and temperature to solve before we can move on to next year.

Spa was excavated in 1970, but the site later became a temporary parking.

Tracey Clark, manager of the museum, said he was “still hope” that the rest would one day be part of a new museum building.

The first clues, Roman bath was discovered in 1960, the geometric, mosaic patterned. archaeology excavation began in 1974.

At the time, according to a report of Chichester Chichester Excavations Committee was seeing the “largest expansion of archaeological work in the city has ever known -. And on a scale that can never be repeated “archaeologists worked for over a year to turn a development of a multi-storey car park on the site and find what has been described as one of the largest Chichester Roman public buildings.

“Hold for the Future” Museum officer Anooshka Rawden said: “They [the residue] would have been destroyed otherwise.

“These are the best preserved of Chichester, Chichester is constructed as both of themselves.” He said that there was so much moral support from the supporters and volunteers came forward to help dig, which lasted more than 400 days.

When the site has been fully revealed, the experts at the baths, the evidence of their decline, and the remains of Saxon pottery production, a medieval house, and a pub and a school.

The Novium parking was built, but it was a temporary structure.

Council framed on the remains and put sand on them to preserve them for the future.

The construction began in April 2010 Novium and was completed this fall.

Keith Williams Architects is set to a “permanent and inherent” part of the 21 century building.

Visitors to the museum door, glass doors and at first glance, the Roman baths, which are under the earth and discovered.

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