Posted by: lukelavan | September 25, 2009

English pizza and a ball-bath

Ana continued to work on the mortar this morning on site, providing new observations about the decoration of the nymphaeum opposite the forum, and surveying the mortar across the palaestra. We were all very sad to see here leave, as her skill in both excavation and conservation has brought a whole new area of scholarship  to the study of our site, from which we have benefited enormously. She has also cheered us all up enormously, especially the Spanish speakers amongst us.

In the evening the team went off to have a pizza at a children’s restaurant (Chi Qui Park in Ostia Lido) run by an English lady. Sounds a bit weird doesn’t it? We discovered it by accident and it does excellent pizza, easily the best we have eaten on this trip. The restaurant also has a children’s gym complete with ball baths, which the team greatly enjoyed diving into to let off steam at the end of their excavation.

Luke Lavan 17/09/2009

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