Object of VIP13: The Final
Over the past fortnight the Museum of London’s Archaeological Archive has taken to these blog pages to dazzle you with the cream of the crop of our archaeological collections. In each of the three preliminary rounds, five objects have battled for your favour in an effort to determine which has been the best artefact that our volunteers have come across during the 13th Volunteer Inclusion Project (VIP13). Here are the final three: Read the full post
Artist’s impression of a valley of the River Colne, 8000 BC
What was life like before London existed? Read the full post
Some of the Viking battle axes and spears found near London Bridge in the 1920s on display in the Museum of London’s Medieval London gallery.
Ha-haaaaaaar! This year London is about to be invaded by the Vikings again, though this time they’ll be in the safe confines of the British Museum and hopefully their London experience will be a little less eventful than before! From the 800s to the 1000s London was periodically attacked by Viking raiders, mainly from modern-day Denmark, and evidence of these raids can still be found at the Museum of London. Read the full post