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Pirates hoard goes on show at East End museum

PUBLISHED: 17:07 01 October 2008 | UPDATED: 13:40 05 October 2010

A HOARD of items from the East End homes of 17th century sailors and pirates is on display at a gallery in Westminster. An archaeological dig in Narrow Street in Limehouse uncovered the remains of the homes of sea captains and known privateers along with

A HOARD of items from the East End homes of 17th century sailors and pirates is on display at a gallery in Westminster.

An archaeological dig in Narrow Street in Limehouse uncovered the remains of the homes of sea captains and known privateers along with pottery, coins, jars, glassware, water containers, coral and cannonballs from around the world.

An exhibition of the artefacts, called Pirates of the East End, opened at the Sampson and Horne Antiques gallery in Mount Street, Westminster yesterday (Wednesday) and will run until Friday, December 19.

The site, which was excavated by Pre-Construct Archaeology, runs along the rear of what would have been wharf and shipping facilities along the Thames in the 17th century.

Entry to the exhibition is free.

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