Tom Holland

Making the stones speak

Tom Holland: Farewell Britannia, by Simon Young

The current must-see exhibition at the Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2 (The Missing Link? until 8 August) includes a limestone sarcophagus containing a headless male skeleton. Discovered in the foundations of the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, just off Trafalgar Square, it has been dated by archaeologists to around

AD 410, the traditional date for the end of Roman rule in Britain.

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