London in Roman Times

Roman London

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London in Roman Times


London or Londinium as it was called by the invading Roman army led by the Emperor Claudius, was established as a town by the Romans in their invasion of 43 AD.

There is disagreement over whether a major settlement existed prior to this, though evidence of farming, burial and traces of habitation have been unearthed.

In nearly all parts of the City there have been discovered tessellated pavements, Roman tombs, lamps, vases, sandals, keys, ornaments, weapons, coins, and statues of the ancient Roman gods. So the present has grown up upon the ashes of the past.

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