Roman rubbish reveals lost Londinium

By acollinson on 16 Jan 2017
Tools for gardening excavated from the Walbrook Stream area of Roman Londinium.

Tools for gardening excavated from the Walbrook Stream area of Roman Londinium.

The Walbrook, one of the lost rivers flowing beneath London’s streets, is a time capsule of Roman Londinium. For over 170 years, archaeologists have dug astonishingly well-preserved artefacts of the ancient city out of the waterlogged earth of the stream. A new display at the Museum of London, Working the Walbrook, uses this collection of tools and other everyday objects to examine what life was like for ordinary Roman Britons. Let’s hear from Owen Humphreys, whose research underpins the display.

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