Live tweets from Moorgate Open House 21-22 Sept

 

  1. One of MOLA’s current archaeological sites, located just along the Walbrook, was open to the public as a part of Open House weekend. It proved a very popular attraction!

  2. Fri, Sep 21 2012 08:37:58
  3. A viewing platform was erected around the top edge of the shoring around the site. This offered views of archaeologists in action recording Roman features along the Walbrook.

  4. MOLArchaeology
    Lovely to welcome so many of you to our site at 8-10 Moorgate yesterday. Open again today 9.30-11.30 #mola http://pic.twitter.com/gDPKLHzE (@ ouiseELF
    Sat, Sep 22 2012 00:12:58
  5. thisisyogic
    http://yfrog.com/h6pr7tdj this is the @MOLArchaeology site on Moorgate – the posts are 50s foundations, below that Roman
    Sat, Sep 22 2012 05:23:45
  6. thisisyogic
    I saw the River Walbrook (sort of) (ish) (thanks to @MOLArchaeology) #ADRIFT
    Sat, Sep 22 2012 05:18:26
  7. thisisyogic
    http://yfrog.com/mnvasxaj see that bit of water? That’s not the Walbrook but oh I wish it were
    Sat, Sep 22 2012 05:20:50
  8. There was also a finds display where folks could handle objects discovered on site. Most of the pottery and animal bone visible in the picture below dates to the Roman period of occupation along the Walbrook stream.

  9. MOLArchaeology
    Open day! #Walbrook #archaeology #mola http://pic.twitter.com/0Aj45i65 (@VitaEmilia)

    MOLA

    Sat, Sep 22 2012 02:08:03

  10. The picture below is of the inside of a fragment of a mortarium, a Roman spouted vessel used to grind and prepare food. During a visit from one of our Roman pottery specialists on Saturday, we learned that this particular example is a rare find indeed as it’s decorated on the outside; most mortaria were plain.

  11. VitaEmilia
    The Samian figure with the rabbit found on Tuesday is a fragment of mortarium – really rare to find decorated ones! http://pic.twitter.com/XpBtBnJt
    Sat, Sep 22 2012 05:06:32
  12. Hundreds of visitors donned high-visibility vests and hard hats to experience first-hand what we archaeologists get up to on an urban site. So many arrived on Saturday morning in fact that we had a bit of a queue to get in the door!

  13. VitaEmilia
    So many visitors to the site open day, we’ve run out of hi-viz vests! #Walbrook #archaeology

    Emily Wright

    Sat, Sep 22 2012 03:13:48

  14. If you’d like to read about some of our visitors’ experiences, visit the blogs of @ianvisits and @carolineld in the links below.

  15. ianvisits
    Just Published: Roman remains excavated just behind the Bank of England http://j.mp/UyUzW6
    Fri, Sep 21 2012 12:14:22
  16. carolineld
    A visit to the @MOLArchaeology dig at Moorgate http://ow.ly/dUDFo
    Sat, Sep 22 2012 09:11:42

 

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