L/S excavation site of the Roman temple to their god Mithras. M/S looking down hole, M/S Roman walls. M/S Dr. Harold Penderleith and Mr Organ looking at the bust of Mithras in the laboratory. Various shots as Harold takes the head off and looks through an eyeglass at the statue, which is still in very good condition. He explains to Organ how he wants the statue to be treated and strengthened. M/S as he uses matchsticks and cotton wool to rub on cleaning solution. M/S as they look at before and after pictures of the statue showing how much it has been cleaned up.
Various exterior shots of the Guildhall. M/S interior as a man scrubs some of the pieces of Roman pottery. C/U pottery. M/S as Eve Rutter cleans the carved head of Serapis, god of the underworld. M/S statue of a reclining figure, possibly Mercury. M/S as piece is added to Bacchus group. M/S of a large stone hand holding something round. M/S inscribed stone tablet. C/U writing on the stone. M/S statue of a head.