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Prime Minister Boris Johnson 'longing' to visit sea dragon as MP Alicia Kearns asks for new Rutland museums to house stunning finds



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Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he is 'longing' to visit two new unique archaeological finds unearthed in Rutland.

Rutland and Melton MP Alicia Kearns called on the Prime Minister Boris Johnson to support the building of new museums to display the finds during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons today (Wednesday).

Mrs Kearns was referring to the unique Roman mosaic discovered in a farmer's field last year, and the fossilised remains of a ichthyosaur unearthed at Rutland Water.

"Will he please support us to build a new tourism industry and two heritage museums in Rutland to preserve these amazing discoveries in our county," she said.

Boris Johnson in PMQs. Photo: PA Wire
Boris Johnson in PMQs. Photo: PA Wire

In response, Mr Johnson said: "I am agog. I'm longing to come and see this extraordinary addition to the cultural heritage of Rutland and I thank her for brining it to my attention and I look forward to making a visit as soon as I can."

Alicia Kearns asked for the PM to support new museums for Rutland
Alicia Kearns asked for the PM to support new museums for Rutland
Palaeontologists working on the Ichthyosaur skeleton found at Rutland Water. Photo: www.matthewpowerphotography.co.uk
Palaeontologists working on the Ichthyosaur skeleton found at Rutland Water. Photo: www.matthewpowerphotography.co.uk
The Roman mosaic features Greek hero Achilles. Photo: University of Leicester Archaeological Services
The Roman mosaic features Greek hero Achilles. Photo: University of Leicester Archaeological Services


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