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The Lost City of Lundenwic
Excavations beneath the Royal Opera House have revealed stunning evidence of early London, both the homes and workshops of the inhabitants and also the defensive ditches that may have been built to protect against Viking attacks before the area was abandoned.
Runestones and Tomb-raiders
St Paul’s was the heart of early London. It was the burial place of King Ethelred (‘the ill-advised’) and also of unfortunate Archbishop Ælfheah whose body was stolen from its tomb by King Cnut The graveyard was once home to the London runestone, a rare monument to a member of London’s Viking elite.
King Alfred’s Trading Shore
Queenhithe is the only surviving section of the City of London’s ancient riverfront: excavations from here and neighbouring Bull Wharf have revealed evidence of London’s early medieval role in international trade – including the largest concentration of Viking artefacts in Britain outside York.
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A Week with Andy Warhol, 1978
Join Andy Warhol at the Dorchester Hotel as he goes to the opening of his Athletes Series at the ICA; as he parties with Bob Dylan, Bianca Jagger and Jack Nicholson; and as the drug-fuelled lives of his entourage are spinning out of control. [CW: suicide attempt]