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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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  • Archaeological investigation at Kingsnorth, Isle of Grain, Kent

    Archaeological investigation at Kingsnorth, Isle of Grain, Kent

    MOLA team
    17.03.2011

    From August 2010 to January 2011, Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) carried out work at Kingsnorth, Isle of Grain, Kent. During a top soil strip in late 2011 more archaeological features were identified and a subsequent archaeological excavation was undertaken to document these.

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  • Victorian smokers had rotten teeth to match lungs

    Victorian smokers had rotten teeth to match lungs

    MOLA team
    11.03.2011

    Smoking was as bad for the Victorians as it is for anyone today, but back in those days it seems it did far more damage to their teeth.

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  • Excavations at Three Quays

    Excavations at Three Quays

    MOLA team
    04.02.2011

    Museum of London Archaeology are carrying out archaeological excavations as part of the redevelopment of the Three Quays site on Lower Thames Street.

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  • Fieldwork at 8-10 Moorgate

    MOLA team
    24.11.2010

    MOLA has recently completed a first phase of fieldwork on the site of 8-10 Moorgate in the City of London. Excavations in this area have produced evidence for industry and manufacturing in both the Roman and medieval periods.

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