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Thursday, 11 April 2013
'City’s Roman remains rival Pompeii’: Experts marvel at treasures found in excavations for new office block
An archaeological dig in the City has been hailed as “the Pompeii of the north” for the treasures that have revealed new details about life in London during Roman times.
More than 10,000 artefacts and an entire streetscape have been found at the site in Bank, where waterlogging by the long-lost Walbrook river created perfect conditions for their preservation for nearly 2,000 years.
The finds include 100 wax tablets, which are written records and which experts hope will reveal the names of Roman Londoners and the streets they lived on.
The discoveries have been all the more surprising because the site has already been heavily investigated. Archaeologists were brought in as part of the planning process for the new European headquarters of Bloomberg, the news organisation, because the site on Queen Victoria Street was already home to the most important excavation in London of the 20th century.
Posted by blogster at 10:38