Archaeologists working to unearth Roman artifacts from a construction site at Bloomberg Place in the City of London Photo: PA
That's somewhat ominous. Will Bloomie try to lay down retroactive dietary laws for the Romans?
“It has been used as a rubbish dump, covered over and thoroughly ignored for thousands of years but, still, Old Man Walbrook just keeps rolling away.”
WHAT? The REAL story here is that there’s a body of water NOT on the radar of the EnviroWeenies demanding some ‘Superfund’ funding! *SMIRK*
“the River Walbrook”?? How dare these people disturb these wetlands. Quick, somebody call the English equivalent of the EPA!
Great post. It seems counter-intuitive that a site near water would protect organic stuff like paper, wood, and leather so much better than other sites, but apparently the sealing power of the mud from any access by oxygen is the key, just like in the bog sites.
The phallic hawness symbol belonged to a vewy gweat fwiend of one of my ancestors in Wome. And anything made of gold. Handle them not woughly, I pway.
Biggis Dickis Handley-Smythe XXXXXVIII
Very cool. Thanks for the ping. Good old mud to the rescue for preservation.
So that’s where I lost the gold....