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Largest Ever Roman Find Uncovered in London

Date Posted: 12/04/13

Largest Ever Roman Find Uncovered in London

History lovers and amateur archaeologists may want to visit London in the near future following the largest ever discovery of Roman artefacts at a single site, right in the heart of the city.

Excavators clearing the way for the new Bloomberg European headquarters have unearthed some 10,000 items, making this the most significant find in the capital's history.

According Museum of London Archaeologists (MOLA), the site contains previously undiscovered sections of the Roman Temple of Mithras, with director Sadie Watson telling the BBC: "We have entire streets of Roman London in front of us".

Researchers hope the findings will help to give a more accurate date for the establishment of Roman London, which is now thought to predate 47 AD.

The artefacts are believed to cover a period of around 500 years and are now to be freeze-dried and stored at the Museum of London.

Posted by Becky Spence

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