An excavation carried out in the heart of london It has transformed what experts have thought about Roman life in this city until now.
In what has been called "North pompeii”There are 10,000 finds in perfect organic conservation of leather and wood. The place has provided a new insight into the religious practices of the first residents to live in London. Archaeologists hope such discoveries will allow them to establish a date for the first Roman settlers in the city. The venue will be the European headquarters of Bloomberg.
In the deposit is the bed of Walbrook, one of the lost rivers of London and which has accumulations of water in the subsoil through a complex Roman drainage system, used to discharge waste from industrial buildings.
The London Archaeological Museum He directed the excavation and has commented that it contains a concentration of small finds that have never been recovered in a single place and that span from the 5th century BC. until 40 years after Christ. The museum's director, Sadie Watson, has commented that they have whole roman streets in front of their eyes and which are 12 meters deep, so the team has had to remove 3,500 tons of soil in six months.
In the site there are Roman wooden buildings, fences, corrals and even clothes and documents, all very well preserved. Among the documents are tables in which correspondence, shopping lists and even invitations to games were drawn up at the time.
In the place there is also part of the Temple of Mithras, dedicated to worship and discovered in 1954. Once the remains found, the temple and the new finds are studied, they will be part of the public display at Bloomberg headquarters.
We leave you the link to our Facebook album about the find.
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