In 1912, a tenement building in Cheapside, in the heart of London, was demolished, unearthing one of the rariest treasures in the city's history. Vivienne Becker, of the Telegraph, offers a feature on the Cheapside Hoard, currently on display at the Museum of London. (photos and video)
From the article:
The Cheapside Hoard, as it is now known, was – and is – the largest and most important treasure of its kind ever to be found, a captivating collection of Elizabethan and Jacobean jewellery, and a true time capsule. This week it will for the first time be the subject of a dedicated exhibition. The Cheapside Hoard: London’s Lost Jewels at the Museum of London will mark the 100th anniversary of the first public showing of the treasure, in 1914. Although part of the Hoard has been on display in the museum, its permanent home, this is also the first time it has been brought together in its entirety. Placing it alongside rarely seen portraits, historical objects and multi-media installations, the exhibition will take steps towards unravelling the mystery of when, why and by whom the Hoard was buried.
The Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels will be on exhibit at the Museum of London until April 27, 2014.