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Roman relics found in London

Roman relics found in London
6 Mar 2013

Archaeologists have been taking advantage of rail works in London to uncover Roman relics.

The rebuilding of London Bridge station has allowed a team from Oxford Archaeology and Pre-Construct Archaeology to investigate an area of the capital that has been covered since the construction of the railway more than 150 years ago, London SE1 reports.

And tourists with an interest in the history of the capital will be able to enjoy the fruits of the archaeologists' labour.

'All the finds will go to the Museum of London and it will be up to them to decide whether or not any of them need to go into displays [there]," commented Network Rail archaeology manager Chris Place.

At the museum, visitors can learn about the creation of Londinium at the 'Roman London: AD 50-410' exhibit, which features a leather bikini, marble sculptures from the Temple of Mithras and a rare limestone sarcophagus.

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