Medieval Black Death victims found under what is now the Royal Mint in London. DNA was extracted from the skeletons and scientists were able to recreate the genetic code of the Black Death bacterium © Museum of London Archaeology

Medieval Black Death victims found under what is now the Royal Mint in London. DNA was extracted from the skeletons and scientists were able to recreate the genetic code of the Black Death bacterium © Museum of London Archaeology

Town of Ramsgate in London, is the oldest pub on the River Thames, circa 1469. Situated in Wapping this was the pub where Judge Jeffries (the hanging judge) was arrested trying to flee to the continent.

Town of Ramsgate in London, is the oldest pub on the River Thames, circa 1469. Situated in Wapping this was the pub where Judge Jeffries (the hanging judge) was arrested trying to flee to the continent.

Silver lady found by Mudlarks along the Thames, estimated to be approximately…

Silver lady found by Mudlarks along the Thames, estimated to be approximately…

The Great Fire of London of 1666 has left an indelible mark on many of the City of London's archaeological sites. Here a cellar floor from a site close to the start of the fire in Monument revealed the remains of several carbonised barrels, burnt from when the Great Fire swept through the area.

The Great Fire of London of 1666 has left an indelible mark on many of the City of London's archaeological sites. Here a cellar floor from a site close to the start of the fire in Monument revealed the remains of several carbonised barrels, burnt from when the Great Fire swept through the area.

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