Delivering the Past: the bones beneath

By acollinson on 31 Oct 2016
The skull of a body uncovered at the General Post Office site in the 1970s.

The skull of a body uncovered at the General Post Office site in the 1970s.

A graveyard, uncovered in London during the 1970s, offered both a huge opportunity and a terrific challenge for archaeologists, who had to excavate over two hundred bodies before the bulldozers rolled in. Lucy Creighton investigates what stories these bones have to tell, nearly 1000 years on.

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Delivering the past: planning a plinth

By acollinson on 3 Oct 2016
Bronze age cooking pot, Roman amber gaming die and medieval token mould, on display in the Delivering the Past exhibition.

Bronze age cooking pot, Roman amber gaming die and medieval token mould, on display in the Delivering the Past exhibition.

A single archaeological site, excavated in 1975, provides a window into millennia of London’s past. Adam Corsini explores the fascinating former site of the General Post Office building, and explains how he designed the Delivering the Past display around it.

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