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First century foundations revealed at London Bridge

Timber piles for a substantial waterfront building constructed from trees felled between AD59 to AD83 are among the archaeological finds uncovered during work to rebuild London Bridge Station.

Network Rail has revealed that the work has also unearthed Medieval floors, a rare 14th century flagon and a 16th century tobacco pipes.

“As one of London’s oldest stations it’s not surprising that we are unearthing such a range of interesting finds shedding light on London’s development through the ages,” said a spokesperson for Network Rail.

During the excavation of the original brick arches at London Bridge station, hundreds of historic items have been found which give an insight into the first settlement in the area. The finds are currently being analysed by Oxford Archaeology and pre-Construct Archaeology and will be deposited at the Museum of London.

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