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Archaeological find made in London

Published: Friday 1st of May 2009

Archaeologists in London have discovered a bowl, which may hold clues to life in ancient Roman Britain.

Researchers suggest the artefact could be as much as 1,700 years old, with the find described as both rare and unprecedented.

"The dig at Prescot Street produced an amazing range of Roman cemetery archaeology; it is fantastic for us that one of the many finds is such an exciting and beautiful object," said Guy Hunt, director of L-P: Archaeology.

The bowl is made up of many indented glass petals, giving it the name millefioro, which translates to mean "a thousand flowers".

Researchers believe the item is highly valuable due to its intricate form and is likely to have been popular during early centuries.

London is steeped in history, with visitors able to enter sites such as Windsor Castle for no extra charge with the London Pass.

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