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Central London — News

Drowned Landscapes exhibition at Royal Society 3 - 8th July


A huge area of land which was swallowed up into the North Sea thousands of years ago has been recreated and put on display by scientists.

Doggerland was an area between Northern Scotland, Denmark and the Channel Islands. It was believed to have been home to tens of thousands of people before it disappeared underwater. Now its history has been pieced together by artefacts recovered from the seabed and displayed in London. The 15-year-project has involved St Andrews, Dundee and Aberdeen universities.

The results are on display at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition in London until 8 July.
http://sse.royalsociety.org/2012/exhibits/drowned-landscapes/

more at
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-18687504
juamei Posted by juamei
3rd July 2012ce

London Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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23rd March 2012ce

London Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — Fieldnotes

I visited the Stone on the 19th March 2012 CE.
It's now very dimly lit. The entire building empty, a To Let sign hangs from the building. Through the window to the stone I could see abandoned display and merchandising displays, perhaps left behind by the sports shop that last occupied this space. The stone deserves more. Opposite the space aged facade of the new loo Cannon St station, mood lit in comparison to the empty and forgotten space that the stone resides in on the other side of the road.
There are barriers and road works currently slightly dividing a symbol of the ancient past and the modern reality of modern commuters passing buy with take away coffee and laptops unaware of the almost hidden stone. If you stop though, even just for a second then you can still spend time at the stone, consider it's past, hope for a better custodian than an empty shop space to let.

If the remainder of the stone is still beneath ground level and you believe in the ley line theories by Iain Sinclair and others then this is still a magical place, albeit one that requires as healthy dose of imagination and romantic thought.
texlahoma Posted by texlahoma
23rd March 2012ce

Farthing Downs (Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork) — Links

English Heritage


Full description of this multi-phase site.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
29th January 2012ce

Central London — News

London built on the blood of slaves


This very interesting article was posted by Digital Digging on Facebook. The Romans as cruel oppressors seems to be written out of history yet totally believable.

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-24021618-london-built-with-the-blood-of-british-slaves.do
tjj Posted by tjj
16th December 2011ce

London Stone (Standing Stone / Menhir) — News

On the move again?


"It now appears the the Stone will be on its travels once again, although this time not across the road, but a few doors along. Diamond Geezer, one of the prolific London bloggers, has been delving into the planning application from the owners of the building where the stone now resides:"

More here - http://heritageaction.wordpress.com/2011/11/15/the-london-stone-on-the-move-again/
Littlestone Posted by Littlestone
15th November 2011ce
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