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Damnation and Desecration in Imperial Rome

Modern collectors may prize perfect specimens of Roman coins, but ancient Roman rulers were keener on defacing them.


Walking the route of Roman London’s Wall

In 1984, the Museum of London installed twenty-one ceramic plaques around the City of London marking the line of the Roman wall, but in 2016, how many of them remain?


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: Visit a Roman Bathhouse

Under an otherwise unremarkable office block in the City can be found one of London's largest visible Roman ruins. Visible very rarely though, as it's behind locked doors.


Roman Fresco Discovered next to Leadenhall Market

A huge and ornate fresco that probably adorned the residence of a wealthy Roman citizen has been discovered by archaeologists next to Leadenhall Market in the City of London.


Solving the mystery of Roman London’s headless bodies

For the past 150 years, a mystery has surrounded part of the City of London, where an unusually large number of human skulls were discovered, but without their bodies.


Roman Skulls go on display in the Museum of London

Roman London's amphitheater was a place where men and women crossed its threshold to embrace death or duty. But who were these people?


Gladiatorial fights return to London

Over the next few days, sweat and blood, groans and cheers, broken bones and damaged egos return to the roman amphitheater in the City of London.


Rarely seen roman ruin to open to the public

Under an otherwise unremarkable office block in the City can be found one of London's largest visible Roman ruins. Visible very rarely though, as it's behind locked doors.


Queen Boudica’s fire found under the Walkie Talkie skyscraper

The Walkie-Talkie skyscraper may have gained a reputation for frying eggs on the pavement, but its basement conceals remains of a much older conflagration -- the burning of London by Queen Boudica.


Did you visit the Temple of Mithras in 1954?

This September marks sixty years since the discovery of the Roman Temple of Mithras under a building site near to Mansion House in the City of London.


Rare opening of a Roman Bathhouse in London

Hidden underneath an uninspiring City office block is one of London's most important roman ruins, and it has a rare open day tomorrow (Sunday).


The fragment of London’s Roman Wall hidden in a car park

Dotted around London can be found various remnants of the original Roman Wall that once encircled it, yet one fragment is rarely seen, despite being in full view of those who know where to find it.


Secrets of Underground London

The yanks have been in London filming underground places, and the result is a fairly decent documentary.


Roman remains excavated just behind the Bank of England

Rebuilding of a city office block just behind the Bank of England has opened up an opportunity for the Museum of London to unpack their trowels and tape measures and have a look at what lies beneath. And on Saturday


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