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City Hole. Crossrail Archaeology.

Our visit in perfect weather to the Crossrail archaeology site at Liverpool Street yesterday. It’s just north of the old London wall at Moorfields, near where Bedlam #2 was sited, making it London suburbia in ancient and medieval times. 293 more words


roman face cream found!

A sealed Roman container was opened today to reveal a 2,000-year-old cream – complete with fingerprints. The metal artefact, measuring 6cm in diameter and showing little sign of decay was unearthed during archaeological excavations at a Roman temple complex in Southwark.It is a fantastic human element to find the finger marks on the inside of the lid,” said Nansi Rosenberg, senior archaeological consultant at EC Harris, the consultancy which is managing the excavation. 32 more words


Re-discovering Roman London

Roman London in the second century AD would have been an impressive place to visit. Spanning both sides of the Thames, it was by then the largest city in Britain – a cosmopolitan settlement that was full of hustle and bustle. 1,646 more words

Changing London

We came, we saw, we will maybe conquer … one day.

Anna Funke

Billingsgate House and Bathhouse is one of the many archaeological sites hidden beneath the streets of central London. This remnant of Roman Britain can be found in the basement of a rather unassuming office complex on Lower Thames Street, between Monument and Tower Hill. 632 more words


Illustrations of Roman London

Charles Roach Smith was born on the Isle of Wight in 1806, and reared by his mother and older sisters after his father’s death when he was six years old. 1,186 more words


Finding Ancient Rome in London

I got the inspiration for this post from my post on Milan’s Roman heritage: it seemed like a good idea to explore Roman heritage closer to home. 897 more words

Out & About

Big Comics

I’ve been extremely busy over the past six weeks with a big – and I do mean BIG – commission for the Museum of London. I think it must be the single biggest piece of artwork I’ve ever produced. 307 more words