The devastation wrought by the Luftwaffe in WWII allowed archaeologists unprecedented access to what lay beneath the streets as the City was being rebuilt. Join renowned archaeologists Peter Marsden and Max Hebditch for a discussion on what it was what like to excavate in the post-war period and how iconic sites such as Billingsgate Roman House were discovered and preserved.
Peter was the City’s archaeologist in the post-war period and literally wrote the book on Roman London. He found many of the most important sites in the City (including the Roman House at Billingsgate) and was the last of the ‘lone’ City archaeologists, following Ivor Noel Hume & Prof. William Grimes.
Max was the last Director of Guildhall Museum, one of the first Directors of the Museum of London, and was able to establish the much-needed professional archaeological unit that has since transformed what we know of London’s past.
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2 September 2017 | 2pm
Weston Theatre, Museum of London, 150 London Wall EC2Y 5HN