Discover the diversity of Roman burials in Londinium, from a 14-year old Roman girl to the remains of a female gladiator, as we take in the area where the 2.5 ton Southwark sarcophagus was unearthed in 2017.
Londinium mortuum is a series of walks that will explore the Roman cemeteries that sat just outside the walls of Londinium. Hear about some of the people that lived, and died, in Roman London – some pagan, some Christian and some decapitated! Along the way, learn about Roman funeral and burial practices, the relationship between the living and the dead, grave goods, inhumations and cremations, and archaeological excavations and finds.
This series is devised by London Town Tours and the Museum of London. Meeting point: Borough Underground Station.
About Museum of London
The Museum of London Docklands is located at West India Quay in east London. Opened in 2003, this Grade I listed converted Georgian sugar warehouse specifically tells the story of the port, river and city – focusing on trade, migration and commerce in London. The museum is open daily 10am – 6pm and is FREE to all, and you can explore the Museum of London Docklands with collections online – home to 90,000 objects with more being added. www.museumoflondon.org.uk/docklands.
Official Link: https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london/whats-on/londinium-mortuum-walking-southern-cemetery?id=161609&s=true&day=1537398000