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  • 60 Holborn Viaduct

    60 Holborn Viaduct

    MOLA team
    05.08.2011

    Museum of London Archaeology are undertaking excavations during the redevelopment of 60 Holborn Viaduct. Archaeological excavations have revealed the remains of a public house known as the Three Tuns at Holborn Bridge.

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  • Museum of London Archaeology at St Bartholomew's Hospital: excavating the London city ditch

    Museum of London Archaeology at St Bartholomew's Hospital: excavating the London city ditch

    MOLA team
    12.07.2011

    Barts Hospital is undergoing a massive 10-year redevelopment programme by Skanska as part of the Barts and The London New Hospitals scheme. A team of MOLA archaeologists is now excavating a large trench in the centre of Phase 2 of the redevelopment.

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  • Community excavation reveals the Great Gate of Stratford Langthorne Abbey

    Community excavation reveals the Great Gate of Stratford Langthorne Abbey

    MOLA team
    28.06.2011

    A series of archaeological investigations by MOLA at two adjoining sites in West Ham revealed remains of the wealthy medieval abbey of St Mary Stratford Langthorne (founded in 1135).

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  • Petrified… Medusa gets a taste of her own medicine

    Petrified… Medusa gets a taste of her own medicine

    MOLA team
    23.06.2011

    During archaeological excavations at Syon Park, Museum of London archaeologists discovered a seemingly unassuming piece of corroded and encrusted metal. The expertise of the museum’s archaeological conservator, Liz Goodman, have revealed a rare and striking Roman copper-alloy mount.

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  • Convoys Wharf

    Convoys Wharf

    MOLA team
    16.06.2011

    Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) is undertaking an excavation at Convoys Wharf, on the site of Deptford Dockyard. The dockyard was founded in 1513 by Henry VIII when a storehouse was built, which became the core of a complex of warehouse buildings as the dockyard grew.

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