Londinium mortuum: walking the eastern cemetery

Museum of London Docklands No.1 Warehouse West India Quay London
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This event ended on Saturday 21st of July 2018


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Museum of London Docklands
West India Quay, E14 4AL

Nearest Stations

West India Quay 0.10 miles



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In this walk, meet the Roman Procurator who died in Londinium in AD 65, and the human and animal burials of the eastern cemetery, as we take in memorial structures, chalk burials, and consider why 100 frogs were ‘buried’ in the east.

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: Tower Hill Underground Station (main exit by Trinity Square Gardens).

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.


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