Archaeologists of MOLA working in a waterlogged trench at the Bloomberg Place1 have recovered more than 10,000 objects from Roman London, including writing tablets (more than 100 fragments!), amber, a well with ritual deposits of pewter, coins and cow skulls, thousands of pieces of pottery, a unique piece of padded and stitched leather, and the largest collection of lucky charms in the shape of phalluses ever found on a single site.
To find more about this “Pompeii of the North”, as the site has been nicknamed, check these articles from the Guardian, The Indipendent , the Telegraph, the Journal.ie, and the news on BBC and the CNN.
For more information in Italian, a gallery of pictures related to findings and a video on that, take a look at the links from the Italian newspaper “Corriere della Sera”. The news has had a wide echo in local newspapers, from North (Friuli) to South (Sicily: ViviEnna).
Once again…Romans are back! 🙂
- already known for the Temple of Mithras