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CONTENTS issue 280

(Vol XXIV, No.4) | July 2013

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London’s Pompeii? Roman remains in the heart of the City Roman remains in the heart of the City

UP FRONT

Letters

Your comments, complaints, and compliments

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News

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Kingsmead Quarry: fit for a queen?; Lincoln’s lost church; Leicester’s faithful finds; Testing Burrough Hill’s metal; Axe and receive in Glamorgan; Mapping Medieval Dunwich; Eilean Donan recaptured; Jersey’s alien priory

FEATURES

LONDON’S POMPEII?

The rise and fall of a Roman waterfront Excavations in the heart of London have revealed a wealth of well-preserved timber structures and almost 10,000 artefacts. What do they tell us about life in Londinium?

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TIME’S TIDES IN SWORDLE BAY

Life and death on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula From a Neolithic chambered tomb to a Viking boat burial, we explore the rich archaeological landscape of mainland Britain’s westernmost point.

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WORK UNFINISHED

Brading villa on the Isle of Wight Famed for its stunning mosaics, Brading Roman villa has a much wider story to tell – as Barry Cunliffe reveals.

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CHRIST CHURCH, OXFORD

Discovering Medieval Oxford beneath the quads What lies beneath Oxford’s dreaming spires? Recent archaeological work has uncovered a story of unfinished chapels, lost streets, and alchemy.

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ON THE COVER Excavations under way on the former Walbrook stream bank at Bloomberg Place, formerly Bucklersbury House. Here the concrete floor of a substantial 2nd-century industrial complex is being investigated.

CREDIT: Museum of London Archaeology

REGULARS

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Museum Review 42 The new Mary Rose museum opens

Reviews

Piltdown Man:case closed;Roman Britain through Its Objects;Historic Wales from the Air

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Sherds

Chris Catling’s irreverent take on heritage issues

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Mick’s Dig Diary 48 Having explored historic mapping, Mick is joined by Phil and Maddy Knibb to sample digital varieties

Odd Socs

The Bagpipe Society

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