ARCHAEOLOGISTS were amazed at the discovery of one of the earliest coins ever found in Britain. The discovery could “rewrite the idea of London’s history”.
London and Britain’s other big cities boast a wealth of archaeological treasures, but also present archaeologists with lots of challenges. Each generation builds on what went before them, sometimes completely obscuring the previous layers. Such activity means it is particularly rare to find prehistoric remains under the capital city.
On the southern bank of the River Thames in Barn Elms — just over the river from Fulham Football Club — they found exactly that.
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