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  • The Moorgate Miniature

    The Moorgate Miniature

    MOLA team
    12.09.2013

    A rare gold Roman pendant in the form of a phallus and a hand making the ‘mano fica’ gesture, the thumb thrust between the middle and index fingers, has been discovered during excavation at 8 - 10 Moorgate in London.

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  • MOLA archaeologist excavating burials at Crossrail Liverpool St site

    Crossrail sites reveal more exciting archaeology

    MOLA team
    08.08.2013

    MOLA archaeologists working on Crossrail have discovered rare evidence of humans living on the Thames 9,000 year ago, in southeast London.

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  • Volunteers work with experts to research Roman hairpins

    Volunteers work with experts to research Roman hairpins

    MOLA team
    31.07.2013

    Millions of artefacts, plans and records from excavations in London are curated by the staff at the London Archaeological Archive and Research Centre (LAARC), in Hackney. Recently some of MOLA’s finds specialists have been assisting LAARC staff and a team of volunteers in recording the huge numbers of Roman hairpins in the archive.

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  • Volunteers uncover treasures as they work on archive material

    Volunteers uncover treasures as they work on archive material

    MOLA team
    29.04.2013

    In 1992 one of the largest urban digs in the capital revealed the site of the ancient Roman amphitheatre lying underneath the yard of the medieval Guildhall in the City of London. Thanks to a team of eager and tenacious volunteers, the vast quantity of archaeological material is currently being made ready for final deposition into the LAARC.

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  • MOLA archaeologists excavate Bloomberg London

    Pompeii of the north

    MOLA team
    09.04.2013

    Our archaeologists excavated Bloomberg London, home to the Temple of Mithras. We discovered the largest collection of Roman finds from a single London site.

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