Ancient Londinium revealed in London park

The remains of the "busy metropolis of Londinium" may lie beneath half a meter of the Duke of Northumberland's Syon Park, the proposed site of a lixury hotel. The Roman landscape was discovered by archaeologists before hotel construction began.

Excavation revealed evidence of a settlement, including coins, jewelry and burial sites, as well as the remains of an important Roman road. "It helps us build a picture of the Roman landscape and shows how the busy metropolis of Londinium connected with the rest of Roman Britain," said Jo Lyon, a senior archaeologist at the Museum of London Archaeology, which carried out the excavations.