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ASCHB – Musing on the Mithraeum

4 May - 18:00 - 19:30


This talk will look at the current 21st century presentation of the Walbrook Mithraeum, housed within the new Bloomberg building. The talk will explore the history of the peripatetic temple and concepts of authenticity, conservation vs reconstruction and the importance of public enjoyment.

Jane Sidell has been a London archaeologist for some decades, initially at the Museum of London, then English Heritage as science advisor, then was lucky enough to become Inspector of Ancient Monuments. Preservation in situ of archaeological remains is a key area of research interest, coupled with public presentation of archaeology.

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