Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Semper Sunt Post Meum Fortunatus, Prestigium

Which I think is Latin for "They are always after my Lucky Charms."

Thousands of Roman artefacts have been unearthed in an archaeological dig hailed as 'the most important excavation ever held in London'.

Archaeologists have found coins, pottery, shoes, lucky charms and an amber Gladiator amulet which date back almost 2,000 years.

Experts leading the excavation have also uncovered wooden structures from the 40s AD around 40ft beneath the ground. The site is just yards from the River Thames and alongside a huge building project for new offices on Queen Victoria Street in the heart of London's financial district.

That's the one advantage to living in Europe, at least for me; there, you can dig up all sorts of treasure with a metal detector, dating back to very ancient times; here in the US, the treasures are only of more recent vintage, unless you collect arrowheads.

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