'Pompeii of the North' - Museum of London Archaeology dig

Claire_M
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April 9th, 2013, 8:00 pm #1

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April 10th, 2013, 11:23 am #2

the more the merrier. I hope that the tablets are the ink variety. We need some good urban comparative data :-)
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April 10th, 2013, 2:00 pm #3

I recall reading an account of the original excavation of the Walbrook site back in the 1950s. The pagan temple aspect of it caught the public imagination to an extent that the archeologists - much to their surprise - had crowds of the public and flocks of VIPs milling about all the time.

Not surprising that a few artifacts got missed. Probably trod upon a bit!

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April 11th, 2013, 11:44 am #4

It's very exciting and I'm all for new discoveries, particularly when they get people interested in archaeology/ancient history. From the odd comment I've heard (so don't shoot me as it's not much more than rumour), the tablets are stylus-type palimpsest. There is a good shot of one on this.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22103659

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