thinking about archaeology

See Roman London from space!

4940.jpgForget the Great Wall of China. Time Peake’s photo of London shows a city 2,000 years ago. Street lights pick out roads, still used today, that connected the new Roman city with the rest of the province.

The top photo (courtesy the Guardian) shows London photographed by Peake at midnight on Saturday.

Below is a detail from the Ordnance Survey’s Roman Britain map, with major roads marked in red. I’ve outlined the frame of Peake’s photo in yellow.

Roman Britain map.jpg

And underneath you can see those roads mapped onto the photo. Look at this, then look again at the photo at the top.

London with roads.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

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