"Humming with the energy of millions of residents, workers, shoppers, and tourists, London is one of the world's most vital modern cities. It is also a city of immense historic interest. This illustrated book digs deeply into London's past, examining recent archaeological discoveries that have revised and enriched our understanding of the city's history. The volume draws on research and excavations conducted by the Museum of London Archaeology Service during the past quarter century - exciting discoveries that have uncovered new information on topics ranging from the river walls constructed by the Romans to outbreaks of the Black Death to exotic goods imported from locations around the globe." Each archaeological finding is described in a lively and accessible manner and is accompanied by site photographs. For readers who wish to explore London's archaeological sites, maps and references to modern street plans and existing historic buildings are included. Examining the clues unearthed from past centuries, today's archaeologists provide in this book a new way of seeing and enjoying London - through the many layers of its hidden history.