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Time here becomes space

Time here truly becomes space…..Leadenhall Market is timeless; one of the oldest markets in London and one of my most favourite places to visit. The market dates from the 14th century and stands on what was the centre of Roman London. 46 more words

London

Streatham

Another in the occasional series on “Far-Flung Lost London” …

Streatham was first founded in the Saxon period, possibly on the site of an earlier, Roman settlement.  409 more words

Post-Medieval

Mitcham

Another in the occasional series on “Far-Flung Lost London” …

Mitcham was first recorded in 727 as Micham, and in the Domesday Book of 1086 as… 246 more words

Post-Medieval

Shadwell

Another in the occasional series on “Far-Flung Lost London” …

Shadwell was first recorded in 1222 as Schadewelle, from the Old English sceald, meaning shallow, and… 214 more words

Post-Medieval

Buried in the Mud from AD 57

2,000-  YEAR-OLD LETTERS REVEAL DAILY LIFE,TRADE AND DEBTS IN ROMAN LONDON

Buried under 20ft of mud for almost 2,000 years, these simple  Roman wooden tablets are the earliest hand written documents ever found in Britain. 858 more words

Linnea Tanner reblogged this on Apollo's Raven and commented:

This is a reblog of one of my favorite archaeological blogs Rita Roberts Blog Buried in the Mud from AD 57; Posted 06 JUN 2,000- YEAR-OLD LETTERS REVEAL DAILY LIFE,TRADE AND DEBTS IN ROMAN LONDON Buried for almost 2,000 years, simple Roman wooden tablets are the earliest hand written documents ever found in Britain. Among more than 400 unearthed by archaeologists, they include the first known reference to London – and the first IOU. Please Enjoy!

A Time Line of Roman Discovery in London

1954

In 1954 the intact foundations of the third century Roman Temple of Mithras – the Persian God of light and sun, was discovered. It was discovered by the River Wallbrook, a river that currently runs underground in the… 696 more words

See Roman London from space!

Forget the Great Wall of China. Time Peake’s photo of London shows a city 2,000 years ago. Street lights pick out roads, still used today, that connected the new Roman city with the rest of the province. 72 more words

Archaeology