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London Area Group AGM and lecture

Annual General Meeting & Lecture

Monday 1st October from 6.00pm Seminar Room, Clore Education Rooms, Museum of London

The business of the AGM (details to be circulated) will be followed by a talk on the Romano-British Temple Complex found in the Pre-Construct Archaeology Excavations at Tabard Square, by Dougie Killock and John Shepherd.

This talk will consider the remarkable discovery of a late 2nd-century temple complex precinct containing at least two Romano-Celtic style temples and ancillary buildings and structures. This was located far from the Thames waterfronts on the southern periphery of Roman Southwark, at the southern limit of this tidal area at the point where the islands and mudflats met the slightly higher, drier ground of south London’s mainland. At present this is the only Roman religious precinct to have been extensively excavated in London.

The excavations were particularly notable for the discovery of an inscription naming London (Londiniensi).

This presentation will examine developments on the site in the Roman period and the implications for, especially, the temple precinct in our understanding of this southerly approach to the Thames and other religious sites on the Surrey and Kent side of the river, such as at Greenwich and Springhead. The publication of the excavation report is imminent.

This meeting is open to all, but any voting on AGM business is restricted to LAG members.

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