Handle Ancient Objects Unearthed From London's Past

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Handle Ancient Objects Unearthed From London's Past
A 1,800 year-old dog skull.

In 1975, one of London's most significant archaeological excavations took place at the General Post Office on Newgate Street. Objects spanning 3,000 years of the city's history — from copper brooches, to an amber Roman dice, to a Victorian toothbrushes — were found.

Victorian toothbrush.

A new exhibition at the Museum of London, Delivering the Past, offers you the chance to see some of the objects, and to get your mitts on a few of them.

Among pieces you can get touchy-feely with are an ancient copper key, a human skull with a sword wound, and a Roman Venus figurine.

Running at the museum from 9 September-8 January, Delivering the Past reveals how the lives of Londoners have changed over the course of the capital's rich and varied history.

Roman amber die.

Every weekday at 1.30pm, there's a free 45-minute walk to notable excavation sites around Newgate Street.

Delivering the Past is at the Museum of London from 9 September-8 January. Entry is free.

Last Updated 08 September 2016