Roman finds under city streets

Entire Roman streets and around 10,000 perfectly preserved artefacts have been uncovered in the heart of the city, in what experts are calling the most important archaeological excavation to take place in London.

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Six things you didn't know about the Roman 'treasures' hidden under London streets

  • 10,000 Roman artefacts have been discovered at the site next to the River Thames
  • 21,000 wheelbarrows of soil have been excavated by hand
  • Over 100 fragments of Roman writing tablets have been unearthed
  • This site has supplied the largest amount of Roman leather ever to be unearthed in the capital
  • The site covers over three acres
  • At its peak there were 60 archaeologists working on the site

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