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Parts of Greenwich Palace unearthed in London

Construction work in London has uncovered two rooms in the Tudor palace where Henry VIII was born. Two rooms from the grand palace – comparable in scale and grandeur to Hampton Court. A floor featuring lead-glazed tiles has been exposed and these are likely to be from the service range, possibly

Roman sarcophagus found in London

A 1,600-year-old Roman sarchophagus has been found at a construction site in central London. The 1,600-year-old coffin found near Borough Market is thought to contain the remains of a member of nobility. Archaeologists have been unable to identify the body as the stone coffin has been left filled with soil after being

13,000 Victorian food containers found in cistern

Thousands of bottles, jars and pots have been found in a Victorian-era cistern in London. The Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) found more than 13,000 pots in an old vault at the site of the new Elizabeth line station in Tottenham Court Road. The space beneath the old Astoria nightclub had been

Archaeologists excavate Curtain Theatre in London

Archaeologists are excavating the remains of The Curtain, a theatre where William Shakespeare performed as an actor. “There is going to have to be a certain amount of revision of the chapter on The Curtain in my book,” Bowsher said. “It now seems clear that the playhouse was a conversion of

17th-century plague victims unearthed in London

Crossrail construction in London has led to the discovery of 30 individuals who may have been victims of the plague. Scientific tests on gruesome finds may reveal if bubonic plague or pestilence caused deaths A photo of two archaeologists in hard hats digging up a brown skeleton at Crossrail's excavations at London

Identifying those buried in London’s Bedlam cemetery

Volunteers have been examining parish records in an effort to help determine the names of the extimated 5,000 people buried in Bedlam cemetery in London. Some of the names include Sir Ambrose Nicholas, who was Lord Mayor of London in 1575, and Dr John Lamb, an astrologer and advisor to the

London construction unearths Stone Age camp

Construction work at the site of the new U.S. Embassy in London has lead to the discovery of a Stone Age camp. Archaeologists monitoring the building's construction over the last year uncovered traces of London's distant past — Stone Age tools, the charred remains of campfires, animal bones and a possible

London Wall skulls show signs of extreme violence

A collection of 39 skulls found near the London Wall 25 years ago have been reexamined, revealing that they were all victims of violence. The skulls are believed to have been the victims of Roman soldiers’ practice of “headhunting” – removing the body from the head of enemies as trophies –