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  • Cemetary plan, St Mary Spital

    Who were the first Berliners?

    MOLA team
    05.09.2013

    MOLA is collaborating with partners in Berlin on a pioneering project that will investigate the medieval population of Berlin through their skeletal remains. The population will then be compared with contemporary collections from London.

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  • MOLA archaeologists excavating Angel Street, Northampton

    Angel Street archaeology open days

    MOLA team
    04.08.2013

    Time Team expert to present MOLA's archaeological findings from Angel Street, Northampton.

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  • Burial ground discovered at Charterhouse, London

    Burial ground discovered in central London

    MOLA team
    18.03.2013

    During excavation for Crossrail, MOLA archaeologists have uncovered fourteen skeletons lying in carefully laid out rows on the edge of Charterhouse Square in Farringdon. The remains are believed to date to the late 1340s, thus leading experts believe that they may be Black Death victims.

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  • Could this be Dick Whittington’s privy?

    Could this be Dick Whittington’s privy?

    MOLA team
    01.03.2013

    MOLA’s Standing Buildings Team was recently commissioned by the City of London to investigate and record masonry features within the Phene Neal Room of the Guildhall in London. Previous investigations by MOLA showed the masonry to in fact be part of a medieval garderobe, more commonly known as a toilet.

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  • Cataclysmic volcano wreaked havoc on medieval Britain

    Cataclysmic volcano wreaked havoc on medieval Britain

    MOLA team
    06.08.2012

    The results of the largest archaeological investigation ever to have taken place in London are to be published by MOLA. Some 10,500 human skeletons dating from the 12th century to the 1500s were discovered by archaeologists a decade ago.

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