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August 2, 2017

Archaeologists from the Museum of London Archaeology have been excavating a burial ground site in London that was the final resting place for “plague victims, religious dissenters, and poor people” beginning in the 1500s. A particular burial from the early 18th century...

July 25, 2017

The Roman Empire ruled the southern half of what is now the island of Great Britain from 43 to 410 AD. During this occupation, the Romans founded or greatly expanded numerous settlements, including Londinium, or what is today London, shortly after the Roman invasion of...

July 4, 2017

Brutalist architecture has its share of detractors, but a renewed push for the preservation of mid-century Modern architecture has helped lead to a resurgence in interest amongst architects, architectural historians and other concerned citizens. Recently, attempts to “...

June 23, 2017

Remains of the Roman Temple of Mithras were uncovered in London during a construction project in the 1950s. So as not to impede with the newly-planned building, the temple site was moved down the street to Temple Court where the foundation remains were reassembled for...

April 23, 2017

In 2001, Washington DC received a generous gift from local philanthropist Betty Brown Casey. The gift was to be dedicated to restoring the capital city's once-renowned tree canopy that gave the city its nickname "city of trees." Since the time of the initial gift. The...

November 11, 2016

Many historic cities around the world are notable for their extensive preservation grand architecture or of entire neighborhoods of historic buildings.  London has used "Blue Plaques" to commemorate less visible, but not less noteworthy, aspects of its architectural hi...

November 11, 2016

Urban archaeology in historic cities is often limited due to limits on new construction that would allow—or even require—archaeological research first. In London, one of the oldest capital cities in the world, a new building boom is providing archaeologists with an unp...

September 8, 2016

The 1660s was not a good decade for London. On the heels of the Great Plague, much of London was consumed and destroyed by the Great Fire of 1666. As part of the 350th anniversary commemoration of this event, artist David Best constructed a model of the 17th-century sk...

September 8, 2016

The Great Plague of 1665-66 killed an estimated 100,000 people in London, representing a fourth of the city’s population. Archaeologists excavating a mass burial in East London have found DNA evidence of the pathogen that caused the bubonic plague.


DNA confirms caus...

September 7, 2016

Freddie Mercury, the late lead singer of the popular rock group Queen, was born on the island of Zanzibar, and his birthplace is now part of local heritage tours there. Now, his childhood home in London, where his family moved to from Zanzibar, has been recognized with...

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