Roman Burial

In 1995 archaeological investigations were carried out on the site of the Baltic Exchange, now known as the site of 30 St Mary Axe.

During these investigations, the body of the young Roman was found and removed to the Museum of London.

Buried over 1600 years ago, between AD 350 and 400, she was finally returned to her original resting place twelve years after she was first discovered and removed from the City of London.

An inscription on modern burial site says:

DIS MANIBVS PVELLA INCOGNITA LONDINIENSIS HIC SEPVLTA EST

To the spirits of the dead, the unknown young girl from Roman London lies buried here.

The burial would have lain just outside an early boundary ditch marking the edge of the Roman city. The body was supine, with the head to the south and the arms folded across the body (with the right forearm over the left). Pottery found in association with the burial has been dated to AD 350-400.

Her resting place resides at the foot of the Gherkin.

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