Name our Roman eagle and win some goodies!

By caroline mcdonald on 30 Oct 2013

Cliff Thomas, Chief Technician at the Museum of London, carefully places an extraordinary sculpture, depicting an eagle grasping a writhing serpent in its beak, in its display case. The Roman sculpture was discovered by Museum of London Archaeology and kindly loaned to the Museum of London by SWIP Property trust and Endurance Land.Technicians from the Museum of London carefully place an extraordinary sculpture, depicting an eagle grasping a writhing serpent in its beak, in its display case. The Roman sculpture was discovered by Museum of London Archaeology and kindly loaned to the museum by SWIP Property trust and Endurance Land.Julie Hawkes, Collection Care Technician at the Museum of London, dusts off the latest addition to the Roman gallery – an extraordinary sculpture, in the form of an eagle firmly grasping a writhing serpent in its beak, discovered by Museum of London Archaeology and kindly loaned to the Museum of London by SWIP Property trust and Endurance Land.

We’re thrilled to introduce you to a new temporary addition to our galleries, unearthed just 30 days ago on a City of London site by MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology). The best Romano-British stone sculpture ever to be found in the UK, this extraordinary sculpture is on display at the Museum of London for the next six months and in the form of an eagle firmly grasping a writhing serpent in its beak. Read the full postRead the full post