posted on Oct, 19 2012 @ 11:38 AM
i got some more info...
"The biggest, and probably the most expensive excavation ever to have taken place in Roman London was this site at Number 1, Poultry.
The site was a controversial one. It was assembled, building by building by Lord Palumbo, who wanted to pull down the Victorian buildings and replace
them by a skyscraper designed by Mies van der Rohe. Controversy rumbled on for years, until finally he was allowed to demolish the Victorian
buildings, but he was not allowed to have his skyscraper, but instead a lower and arguably rather less distinguished building, which nevertheless has
become one of the most sought-after prestige buildings in the City.
But it led to the excavation of a crucial area of the Roman city."
"Here we see the entire excavated area. At the far apex of the triangle is the ‘centre’ of the City of London, with the Bank of England just
hidden on the left, and the Mansion House on the right.
To the left is Cheapside, here known by its ancient name of Poultry, while the street to the right is Queen Victoria Street.
To make matters more difficult for the archaeologists, underground railways run under both streets."
archaeologists had to excavate while the new building was being erected above them, and underground trains rumbled behind the shuttering to the
so this sites relevance goes back 2000 years....
edit on 19-10-2012 by thePharaoh because: (no reason given)