Archaeology, Archaeology Research

Looking for Archaeologists???

So the East London Advertiser (yes, I know, hardly a famous newspaper!) has a short article that apparently supports the Romanian Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes in it's reported search for London archaeologists to volunteer on a dig at the end of March/beginning of April. The work apparently involves excavating graves/a mass grave… Continue reading Looking for Archaeologists???

Archaeology, Archaeology Research

New Egyptian workers’ tombs

"CAIRO – Egyptian archaeologists discovered a new set of tombs belonging to the workers who built the great pyramids, shedding light on how the laborers lived and ate more than 4,000 years ago, the antiquities department said Sunday". Now I'm not an Egyptologist by any means, but like most archaeologists I'm more interested in every-day… Continue reading New Egyptian workers’ tombs

Archaeology, Archaeology Research

Plague pit or hospital graveyard?

Zoom into the image above about four times, and you'll be able to see London Bridge Street properly. This was on the northern edge of St Thomas Hospital, a medieval hospital established for the relief of the poor and sick. One of only three hospitals to survive the dissolution of the monasteries, albiet with a… Continue reading Plague pit or hospital graveyard?