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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

My bits of London (17)

The remains of the Temple of Mithras were uncovered in the Fifties during the construction of the now demolished (unprepossessing) Bucklersbury House. The excavation for the foundations and the discovery of the remains was 18 feet below the street level of Walbrook (on the bank of the original river Walbrook) the remains were carefully reconstructed at the new level. The Temple dates from the Roman occupation of London at the end of the 2nd Century.

Temple Remains

Uploaded by nat_mach on August 21, 2011
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Temple Remains

Uploaded by nat_mach on August 21, 2011
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The site of Buckersbury is being redeveloped again - I've not been there recently and have no idea what is happening to the Temple.

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