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    More Roman skulls, artefacts, uncovered in river beneath London streets

    Unlocking Roman London's underground secrets: Roman skulls unearthed at 14.8bn Crossrail project site. (Independent)
    Archaeologists are always prepared for the unexpected when working in subterranean London - known for its fascinating combination of ancient tombs, bomb shelters and derelict Tube stations. And yesterday was no exception, with experts unearthing 20 ancient skulls under the streets of the capital.

    The "unexpected and fascinating" find was made during work on the 14.8bn Crossrail project, which is cutting through much of the capital's underground history.

    Archaeologists discovered the Roman skulls, along with pieces of Roman pottery, while excavating a channel of the ancient River Walbrook which runs, underground, through the City of London near Liverpool Street train station.
    long article at the link

    And also see, regarding recent London finds....

    Entire Roman streets and a lost river uncovered in City of London archaeological dig - Websleuths
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