In the News: "Pompeii of the North"

'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.

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A fragment of an ceramic beaker


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