So this is it. The discovery team are now removing the back fill with loving care and attention.
They are still at the stage of shovels, mattocks and wheel barrows, but the tarp that was draped over the site at the end of last season is now in view.
The weather is perfect for the job (unless you happen to be the one digger who is currently sweating Guinness), and looks set to hold for the next few days.
Stay tuned for the next update and hopefully towards the end of the week there will be photos to browse.
Enjoy the bank holiday.