Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Roman sculpture of eagle plucked from the London earth

An 'exceptional' Roman sculpture of an eagle clasping a serpent in its beak has been discovered by archaeologists in the final hours of a dig at a London building site.

Experts have declared that the object, which was found in the City of London before the site's redevelopment into a 16-storey hotel, 'the finest sculpture by a Romano-British artist ever found in London'.

Archaeologists also unearthed foundations of a mausoleum on the east London site and believe that the statue, dating from the first or second century AD and made from oolitic limestone from the Cotswolds, once adorned it.

Daily Mail

It's amazing that they keep finding these Roman artifacts in England.

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