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London unearthed as "Pompeii of the North"

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 00:59

April 10 - An archaeological dig in central London unearths thousands of artifacts dating from Roman times, leading some to call the city ''The Pompeii of the North.'' Elly Park reports.

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These are just a few of some 8,000 Roman artifacts found in the heart of London - a hair comb and a tiny statue that sat in the ground for nearly 2,000 years. A dig has revealed a site so well preserved, that experts have nicknamed the city "The Pompeii of the North", after the ill-fated Roman city buried in volcanic ash in 79 AD. Archeologist Angela Wardle says that the project has been a great success so far. SOUNDBITE: Archaeologist, Angela Wardle, saying (English) "The excavation is scheduled to end this month but we've had amazing cooperation from developers who are very interested in the objects themselves and interested in the whole site, and I think things have been going very smoothly." The excavation has also reportedly uncovered wooden structures dating back to around 40 AD, and after these finds some experts have labeled the project London's most important archaeological site ever.

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London unearthed as "Pompeii of the North"

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 00:59