Final chances to view popular city centre archaeological dig

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Due to huge demand, Leicester archaeologists have announced further opportunities for members of the public to view the largest archaeological excavation in Leicester in over a decade on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May 2017.

A limited number of free tickets will be made available at 8am on Sunday 14 May via Eventbrite.

Over 3,000 visitors have flocked to see the work being carried out by University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) on the former Stibbe factory site, between Great Central Street and Highcross Street in central Leicester.

The original open days proved so popular it prompted the team to extend the public viewing sessions for an additional five days.

These new dates will be the final chance for people to see the largest Roman mosaic in Leicester found in over 150 years (before it is lifted and conserved), along with Roman buildings, streets, and artefacts.

In an interview with the BBC, city mayor Sir Peter Soulsby confirmed that the most impressive finds from the dig will form part of a £7m revamp of the nearby Jewry Wall museum.

You can watch as experts move the mosaic so it can later be displayed at Jewry Wall museum.