Hands up if your perfect romantic getaway is actually THIS.

Imagine. You head off for a Dirty Weekend, but it’s not your average Dirty Weekend. Instead of roses and chocolates and overcrowded restaurants, you head out of town to get down and dirty… on an archaeological excavation.

That’s what Greg and Lyla did, and it went a little something like this:

Together, they spent a weekend having a real archaeological adventure, digging among the ruins of a 12th century abbey. Then something adorable happened. They each found a piece of medieval stained glass, and when they put them together, they fitted PERFECTLY.

And here’s how they made the whole adventure happen. Now who says archaeology isn’t romantic?

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DigVentures crowdfunds archaeological projects that everyone can be part of, in the UK and overseas. With help from people all over the world, we investigate the past and publish our discoveries online for free. Support one of our digs and you can choose to watch our discoveries as they happen, or roll up your sleeves and excavate alongside our team!

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Maiya Pina-Dacier

Head of Community at DigVentures, Maiya digs with a trowel in one hand, and a Twitter feed in the other. She reports on all our discoveries live from the trenches, and keeps our Site Hut full of the latest archaeology news. Got a story? Just drop her a line...

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