Mosaics and mine stones set to go on display
A COLLECTION of archaelogical finds from Keynsham and the Combe Down stone mines will be on show next month.
The collection includes Roman mosaics which have not been on public display for over a decade and intricate stonework from Keynsham Abbey.
The "What's in Store?" event takes place at the Pixash Lane Store, next to Pixash Lane Recycling Centre, between Saltford and Keynsham on Saturday, November 3 from 11am to 3pm.
The artefacts set to go on display include:
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â Medieval items found in the 1961 excavation of Keynsham Abbey. These include pieces of medieval stone work including three bosses, believed to be from the Chapter House, the best of which depicts Samson and the lion. There are also a great number of glazed floor tiles including some with griffins, birds and complex intertwining patterns.
â Mosaic panels discovered when a Roman villa was excavated in the 1920s – including a near complete panel depicting the Roman tale of Europa and the Bull.
â Finds excavated from the stone mines under Combe Down. These include pieces of worked stone, some huge blocks, other small apprentice pieces and many iron tools, beer bottles and clay pipes used by the miners.