Our archaeological consultants worked on heritage management for the Temple of Mithras reconstruction from dismantling and design to build.
Bloomberg London sits at the heart of the modern City of London and at the centre of the Roman town. Discovered in 1954, the Temple of Mithras was a hugely significant archaeological discovery that captured the imagination of the people of post-war Britain. After careful excavation in the 50s the temple’s remains were put in storage and in the 60s it was reconstructed. Positioned 100 metres from the original find spot, above a carpark, the reconstruction was not entirely sympathetic to the original remains. It did however serve as a powerful physical reminder of the site’s rich heritage and became a regular stop-off for tourists. It was listed by Historic England in 2007.