The Roman girl buried beneath a London landmark | Flickering Lamps

30 St Mary Axe – better known by its nickname “The Gherkin” – is one of the most distinctive skyscrapers in London.  It stands on the site of the old Baltic Exchange, which was badly damaged by a Provisional IRA bomb in 1992 and subsequently demolished.  It was during excavations taking place prior to the construction of the Gherkin that, in 1995, the skeleton of a Roman Londoner who had lain undisturbed for 1,600 years was discovered.

On Bury Street, on one side of the skyscraper, there is an open paved area with seating and sculptures.  On the side of one of the low, smooth walls that double up as seats is a quite unexpected…

Source: The Roman girl buried beneath a London landmark | Flickering Lamps

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2 thoughts on “The Roman girl buried beneath a London landmark | Flickering Lamps

  1. What a touching story, and how wonderful that the remains were re-buried, and the dignified marker left in place with the poignant inscription. At times when it seems humanity has gone mad, it is remarkable to see this example of respect for this ancient Londoner.
    This made me feel pretty good today, I can tell you.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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