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Thousands of ancient Roman artifacts uncovered in London City dig

Archaeologists have so far discovered around 10,000 objects including writing tablets, clothing, jewellery and pottery.

ARCHAEOLOGISTS HAVE DISCOVERED around 10,000 Roman artifacts during a dig at Bloomberg Place in London’s financial district.

The site, which was once home to the Roman Temple of Mithras and situated on the lost Walbrook stream, is to be the new headquarters of Bloomberg.

The area has been renamed the ‘Pompeii of the North’ due to the perfect preservation of the finds such as leather, wood, writing tablets and good luck charms from around the 1st century AD.

Here are some pictures from the dig at the three-acre site in the heart of London:

Thousands of ancient Roman artifacts uncovered in London City dig
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  • Roman artifacts at Bloomberg Place

    A fragment of an ceramic beaker dating from around the 1st century AD among thousands of Roman artifacts unearthed from a construction site at Bloomberg Place. (Image: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)
  • Roman artifacts at Bloomberg Place

    Archaeologists work to unearth Roman artifacts from a construction site at Bloomberg Place in the financial district of London. The site, which was once home to the Roman Temple of Mithras and situated on the lost Walbrook stream, is to be the new headquarters of Bloomberg. (Image: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)
  • Roman artifacts at Bloomberg Place

    General view of the Bloomberg Place construction site where archaeologists have discovered thousands of Roman artifacts. (Image: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)
  • Roman artifacts at Bloomberg Place

    Archaeologists work to unearth Roman artifacts from the construction site at Bloomberg Place. (Image: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)
  • Roman artifacts at Bloomberg Place

    Archaeologists work to unearth Roman artifacts in London (Image: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)
  • Roman artifacts at Bloomberg Place

    A fragment of an ceramic beaker dating from around the 1st century AD, among thousands of Roman artifacts unearthed from a construction site. (Image: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

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