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Giant “Ice House” discovered under the streets of Marylebone

A long-lost Ice House has been uncovered during building works under the Regent's Crescent in Marylebone.


The mystery of the London skeleton still wearing his boots

A skeleton, lying face-down deep in the Thames mud, still wearing a pair of thigh-high leather boots has been discovered by archaeologists in Bermondsey.


Teeth of the parasitic Lamprey fish found in central London

Keratin ‘teeth’ belonging to the gruesome lamprey fish have been identified in London’s archaeological record for the first time.


Museums by appointment: The London Roman Wall and Bastion

In a basement underneath Merrill Lynch's London office can be found an exceptionally well preserved section of Roman Wall, and a Medieval Bastion, and they're both free to visit.


Shoreditch’s Shakespearean theatre to be opened to the public

The remains of a Shakespearean theatre discovered under the streets of Shoreditch will be go on public display next year, as part of a new museum opening on the site.


New book celebrates 10-years of archaeological discovery on the River Thames

Ten years of archaeological discovery on the Thames has been explored in the first ever book by the Thames Discovery Programme.


See the triumphant restoration of Roman London’s Mithraeum

After a rude awakening in 1952, and a rather desultory open-air display for the past five decades, the Temple of Mithras has been magnificently restored and returned to its original home.


Crossrail archaeology reveals the bleak fortunes of 16th-18th century Londoners

The bleak fortunes of poor and migrant communities living in London up to 450 years ago have been revealed by the analysis of thousands of skeletons unearthed by MOLA archaeologists during construction of the Elizabeth line station at Liverpool Street.


The ghoulish history of London’s “Corporation of Corpse Stealers”

An angry Londoner once wrote "The sudden resurrection of the Dead in Southwark is become the general Subject of Conversation, and has render’d Death far more frightful and Terrible,"


Crossrail discovers a lost river and the Grains of Paradise

A lost river, only recently rediscovered has revealed some fascinating insights into daily life in Tudor London, including the exotic Grains of Paradise.


Revealing the Roman Walbrook river under London

The Museum of London has opened a new display which shows off finds from the lost Walbrook valley and beyond and represents over 170 years of excavation in London.


Hidden tunnel under Shakespeare’s Shoreditch theater

A three-month excavation in Shoreditch, of Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre has revealed details of a stage that is much longer than originally thought with evidence of a passageway running beneath it.


Oldest reference to Roman London found in new tube station entrance

A number of Roman tablets found while excavating a new tube station entrance have been shown to contain the oldest known reference to the city of London, as well as a wealth of information about the Roman occupation of the city.


Ticket Alert: Tours of the Shakespeare archeology site

Take a tour of the Curtain Theatre dig with archaeologists from MOLA who are currently excavating the 16th and 17th century Shakespearean playhouse’s remains.


Rare example of early Roman Christianity found in Brentford

Just in time for Easter, volunteers at the Museum of London's Archaeological Archive have unearthed a rare example of Christian symbolism from Roman Britain.