Excavations uncover East End’s archeological gems

Some of the remarkable archeological finds which have come about from the excavation for the Crossrail project are to be displayed in a new exhibition.

The project, which aims to link East and West London, has resulted in some extraordinary discoveries, which will be exhibited and discussed in a series of seminars.

These finds include fragments of amber which have been dated at a remarkable 55 million years old, and which were discovered in Canary Wharf along with a piece of a 20,000-year-old mammoth jaw bone.

The exhibition is to be held at the Crossrail Visitor Information Centre in Tottenham Court Road throughout October, and there is also set to be a seminar devoted to discussing a Tudor manor house in Stepney Green.