Time Team

Season 18 Episode 3

High Ham, Somerset

Aired Sunday 5:45 PM Feb 20, 2011 on Channel 4



  • Quotes

    • Tony: Back in the days of Queen Victoria, an amateur archaeologist made an intriguing discovery underneath these Somerset fields; two Roman mosaics. Have a look at this drawing; see the detail in that rose pattern there? Cracking evidence of a Roman villa. But that's not all; experts think there could be even better mosaics still down there although there's a very good reason why they haven't tried to look.

      For the last 100 years this whole area has been an Army firing range. So for three days the guns are going to fall silent, allowing us to finish the job that started a hundred and fifty years ago.