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A Time Line of Roman Discovery in London


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


Roman Londinium

London, as a settlement, began in the middle of the first century AD when the Roman Emperor Claudius invaded. The settlement grew rapidly during the Roman occupation and it was known as Londinium. 123 more words


The wall

Last September I ventured below London’s bustling surface to visit the site of a 4th century Roman bath and house. Back then the Museum of London were opening these archaeological sites as a trial to see if there as enough interest from the public in  getting up close and somewhat personal with London’s history. 998 more words

Life In The UK

Top posts of 2015 - The site of Queen Boudicca's defeat?; and, just what was The Great Conduit?...

2016 is fast approaching and to celebrate, we’re looking back at the 10 most popular posts we published in 2015. Today, we look at numbers four and three… 83 more words


Crofton Roman Villa, Orpington

Crofton Roman Villa in Orpington in Kent, the only surviving one in a Borough of London, was evidently originally built sometime in the mid-part of the second century, subsequently rebuilt around the turn of the second and third, and remodelled and partially abandoned – in response to declining local fortunes – in the late third, before being eventually entirely abandoned around the turn of the fourth and fifth.    241 more words

London History

LondonLife - Rediscovering Londinium's residents...

A detailed picture of the inhabitants of Roman London, known as Londinium, has been created for the first time, the Museum of London announced this week. 288 more words