COLCHESTER’S heritage boss has revealed £50,000 funding has been allocated to make the most of a Roman mosaic dug up last month.

Darius Laws says finding the ancient Roman mosaic uncovered in Red Lion Yard, Colchester, last month, was “like a game of Battleships”.

He now plans to encase it and turn it into a transparent walkway for residents to tread the same path the Romans did nearly 2,000 years ago.

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He said: “I will be meeting with architects and Colchester Archaeological Trust to look very tangibly at whether we can afford the glass – I think we can.

“It’s a complicated project as we have to move electrical cables, piping and fund architects to look at it and design the glass.”